Envision 2020 is a community-driven strategic planning effort involving citizens and leaders in the Central Alabama counties of Autauga, Elmore, Lowndes, Macon and Montgomery - the River Region. Its purpose is to develop shared goals encompassing all aspects of the region' s future and to see that those goals are implemented.
Understanding that local healthcare access issues must be solved through active partnerships of local people, as well as within the existing healthcare provider framework of challenges and opportunities that impact healthcare at the state and federal levels, Envision will continue to serve as a leader to create effective and fruitful relationships to impact the quality of healthcare provided in our region. Learn More
The Oral Health Conference 2014 was held Friday September 12, 2014 at Auburn University Montgomery and featured Claude Earl Fox, M.D. as the guest speaker.
Poor oral health, like other chronic health conditions, is a problem for the River Region, and the need for care is great. The root causes of poor oral health are debatable, as are the potential solutions.
The financial and social causes were addressed by the panel of experts.
Oral health, or the lack of it, is a community issue, said Dr. Earl Fox. Children with poor oral health are three times more likely to miss school, and in adults, problems in the mouth exacerbate other health issues such as diabetes, in addition to causing lost productivity at work, Fox said. Read More
A desire of some good, accompanied with an expectation of obtaining it, or a belief that it is obtainable; an expectation of something which is thought to be desirable; confidence; pleasing expectancy. This photograph was given to Envision 2020 co-founder, George Goodwyn, as symbolic of the promise of this new collaboration among citizens, business and government. The picture was made by John Scott and is of a concrete wheel bumper he found in the parking lot on lower Washington Avenue adjacent to Court Square.