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For Immediate Release


Toni Almasy
Avatar Communications, Inc.

Healthcare Georgia Foundation’s HealthTecdl Program Receives Award of Excellence

Georgia Rural Health Association honors innovative program with Outstanding Rural Health Program award

Atlanta, GA – October 11, 2011 - Healthcare Georgia Foundation today announced that HealthTecdl, the Foundation’s distance learning program for nonprofit health organizations and health professionals received an Outstanding Rural Health Program award from the Georgia Rural Health Association (GRHA). “Healthcare Georgia Foundation is honored to be the recipient of this award. It reflects the outstanding efforts of a statewide AHEC partnership committed to addressing the needs of Georgia's healthcare workforce,” said Gary D. Nelson, PhD, president, Healthcare Georgia Foundation. “GRHA's recognition is also a reminder of how much more is needed to address the health needs of rural Georgians.”

The program’s current partners are:

  • Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center (AHEC)
  • Foothills AHEC
  • Magnolia Coastlands AHEC
  • Statewide AHEC Network Program Office
  • Three Rivers AHEC

About HealthTecdl
HealthTecdl is a statewide distance learning program designed to support health professionals and strengthen services provided by nonprofit health organizations in Georgia. Established in 2007, HealthTecdl utilizes health information technology to deliver programs in support of nonprofit health organizations that drive positive change in their communities, promote programs which improve health and healthcare for Georgia residents, and connect people, programs, and resources across our state.

About Healthcare Georgia Foundation

Healthcare Georgia Foundation is a statewide, private independent foundation. The Foundation’s mission is to advance the health of all Georgians and to expand access to affordable, quality healthcare for underserved individuals and communities. Through its strategic grantmaking, Healthcare Georgia Foundation supports organizations that drive positive change, promotes programs that improve health and healthcare among underserved individuals and communities, and connects people, partners and resources across Georgia. For more information, please visit the Foundation online at: