The Cancer Coalition of Southwest GA was Founded in 2002 as one of six Regional Cancer Coalitions of Georgia and was designated by the former Georgia Cancer Coalition as a “Regional Program of Excellence.” Founding members included Phoebe, Archbold, Tift Regional Health System, and South Georgia Medical Center.
In 2016, the Cancer Coalition of South Georgia changed its name to Horizons Community Solutions to reflect an expanded mission. We must address the underlying causes of health disparities; work with and within local communities to create a sustainable culture of wellness; help strengthen communities and empower people to lead healthy and productive lives.
Nationally recognized for our programs and research, the Cancer Coalition’s work steadfastly continues as a division of Horizons. Key programs and services include screening and early detection; patient navigation; prevention/risk reduction research; community-based outreach and education; and support for local cancer patients.
As Horizons Community Solutions, we are stronger and more determined than ever. We look forward to the time when disparities – and the associated suffering – are merely past history in South Georgia.
Coming together. Changing Lives.
Since 2002, we have collaborated with hundreds of partners to fight cancer locally. Major partners and sources of support include:
- The State of Georgia and state and local elected officials
- Phoebe Putney Health System, South Georgia Medical Center, Tift Regional Health System, and other healthcare organizations
- Primary care and specialty care physicians and other providers
- State and local public health departments and other agencies
- Emory Prevention Research Center/Emory University and other universities
- Businesses across the region
- Local school districts, churches, community organizations, and other stakeholders
- Private and corporate foundations
- Countless individuals.