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Whether it’s an aging population, a hospital closure, or the departure of a community’s only family doctor or dentist, as rural Georgians experience healthcare challenges, local ideas and new partnerships can demonstrate what is possible when communities come together to address these critical issues.

In July 2017, Healthcare Georgia Foundation announced grants of $770,000 to 11 statewide Community Health Partnerships for Phase I of The Two Georgias Initiative, the Foundation’s multi-year, place-based grantmaking program designed to expand access to quality healthcare and achieve greater health equity among rural Georgians. Each rural partnership will develop Community Health Improvement Plans during the next 12 months for implementation in 2018 with increased funding.

The Initiative provides Georgia’s rural residents with the opportunity to benefit from the leadership of these 11 rural collaboratives as they expand local partnerships and craft innovative solutions to eliminate health disparities and promote economic development in their communities.

Click here to meet our Two Georgias Initiative Community Health Partnerships.


Download Foundation Presidents Dr. Gary Nelson's presentation on The Two Georgia's Initiative to Regional Forum Attendees in October 2016.