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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.

The goal of The Two Georgias Initiative is to foster healthcare innovation by supporting local partnerships seeking to improve health and expand access to quality healthcare services in Georgia’s rural communities.

2016: Healthcare Georgia Foundation introduced The Two Georgias Initiative at five Regional Forums across the state: Waycross (October 18);  Thomasville (October 19); Perry (October 21); Thomson (October 24) and Rome (October 25). Dr. Gary Nelson, Foundation President led several presentations for attendees at each Forum.


Click here to download Dr. Gary Nelson's presentation on The Two Georgia's Initiative to Regional Forum Attendees

Foundation representatives also outlined several free technical assistance services for communities in the following areas to help applicants successfully respond to the upcoming funding opportunity:

-  Community Coaching

-  Data

-  Distance Learning through HealthTecdl

-  Evaluation

-  Grant Writing Technical Assistance

2017: The Foundation will issue a Community Health Partnership Request for Proposal (RFP) interested rural partnerships seeking to develop Community Health Improvement Plans seeking to eliminate health barriers and improve health outcomes in their respective communities. The Foundation will award nine-month planning grants up to 20 rural Georgia partnerships.

















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