Yellow Dot Program Information Session
Please consider joining us on:
November 3, 2015
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Athens Community Council on Aging
135 Hoyt Street, Athens, GA 30601
Athens-Clarke County has been chosen as one of only two counties in Georgia to pilot a new program called Yellow Dot. Georgia’s Yellow Dot program is a free program designed to help first responders provide life-saving medical attention during that first “golden hour” after a medical emergency. A Yellow Dot in the driver side rear window of your vehicle or the “triple tree” of your motorcycle will alert first responders that vital medical information is stored in the glove compartment. The Yellow Dot program can also be used in the home by placing the decal on or beside your front or entry door.
This Yellow Dot Program is made possible by the Georgia Department of Human Services, Division of Aging Services, the Georgia Department of Public Health, the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, and Alliant Georgia Medical Care Foundation. These agencies are partnering with Athens Regional Hospital, St. Mary’s hospital, and local EMS to pilot this program.
We will be partnering with local agencies to assist in getting Yellow Dot packets to those who may benefit from the program. We are inviting you to a meeting to learn more about the Yellow Dot program, how this free program may benefit your clients and the community, and how you can be a part of making this program successful in Laurens County.
Please RSVP by emailing Amanda James at Amanda.Carter@dhs.ga.gov or by calling 404-895-1476. If you would like to learn more about Yellow Dot prior to the meeting or if you cannot attend but want more information, please contact Amanda James.