is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, working to raise
awareness of the issues of community health at the local,
regional and national levels.
mission is to support and enhance community health initiatives
in regards to awareness, prevention and education. We
are committed to working with health organizations,
public agencies, as well as individuals, to develop
partnerships resulting in quality programming and good
public policy making, based on accurate information
regarding health disparities. This mission is served
through activities that include the dissemination of
vital health care information to underserved communities.
Information is provided through symposiums, seminars,
after the late Georgia Doty, a pioneer in the healthcare
industry and philanthropic entrepreneur, the Georgia
Doty Scholarship Fund was established in 1985 as a community-based
initiative to provide scholarships to low-income and
disadvantaged minorities seeking a medical profession.
being diagnosed with Hepatitis C in 1998, Ronald Doty,
son of the late Georgia Doty and founder of the Georgia
Doty Scholarship Fund, immediately began researching
the disease, its causes, progression and treatment,
and launched a passionate campaign to educate the public
about its prevention, intervention and treatment. In
line with Georgia's vision, he focused his attention
on ensuring that Chicago's women and minorities became
well-informed about the dangers of this disease.
further ensure a focused campaign, the Georgia Doty
Scholarship Fund's name was changed to the Georgia Doty
Health Education Fund (GDHEF) in 2001, expanding its
mission to focus on the prevention and early detection
of Hepatitis C. Click Here for more Historical Background