Creating Community Partnerships

  • Initiate meetings with diverse members of the clergy to build bridges with the community.
  • Initiate meetings with public libraries and local institutions providing fine & performing arts about joint programs.
  • Utilize various local civic and service organizations to determine community needs and enlist support with resources.

One of the greatest struggles in this country is public trust in law enforcement,” said Dr. Cedric Alexander, deputy chief operating officer of the Office of Public Safety at the DeKalb County Police Department


“It is our responsibility to create more opportunities to keep youth out of harm’s way and on a path to realizing their full potential,” Gracia said. “Neither public health nor public safety can do this alone.”

  • Dr. J. Nadine Gracia, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health in the HHS