Our Mission

GDHEF 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.

Our 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, and literature.


Our History

Named 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.

After 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.

To 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 Information

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