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Healthcare Georgia Foundation Awards more than $1.1 Million



  Toni Almasy
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                                         Foundation’s grantmaking supports Georgia’s health care safety net

Atlanta, Georgia – November 1, 2007 – Atlanta, Georgia – November 1, 2007 – Healthcare Georgia Foundation today announced grant awards totaling more than $1.1 million to ten Georgia-based organizations and programs.

The Foundation continued its support of Georgia’s safety net—those health care providers that deliver a significant level of care and other critical services to the uninsured, Medicaid recipients, and other vulnerable populations. According to Dr. Gary Nelson, Foundation president, “Increasingly, Georgians are finding it nearly impossible to establish a medical home and usual source of health care for themselves and their families. As a result, already strained and overburdened hospital emergency rooms are compelled to care for non-emergency conditions.”

In addition, Healthcare Georgia Foundation also launched Phase II of HealthTecdl, a statewide distance learning program dedicated to strengthening the capacity and performance of nonprofit health organizations in Georgia.

The grant awards are as follows:


American Academy of Pediatrics fiscal sponsor for Pediatric Foundation of Georgia $3,500
Support for annual continuing medical education conference held October 11-13, 2007 at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center in Atlanta.


Community Foundation of Central Georgia   
Provide support to help establish the Peachstate Information Network (PIN) to develop an integrated electronic health record tracking system for metropolitan Atlanta, Northeast and South Central/North Central Georgia.


East Georgia Healthcare Center, Inc.
Support to increase access to primary and preventive health care services for low-income African Americans and Latino migrant farm workers in Emanuel, Tattnall and Treutlen counties.


Bishop + Associates dba TraumaCare of America, Inc. $260,000
Analyze Georgia's trauma care capacity and develop recommendations for strengthening Georgia's statewide trauma system


Emory University
Support to assess pediatric asthma management plans in Georgia.


Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities of Georgia


Group Health Community   Foundation fiscal sponsor for Center for Community Health and Evaluation
Support for research and design activities that contribute to Healthcare Georgia Foundation's development of a high quality, comprehensive evaluation framework.


Hayslett Group, LLC
Provide support to implement a statewide media/communications campaign and revise the Foundation's trauma care public opinion poll.


TechBridge, Inc.
Serve as the technology provider for Phase II of a new distance learning network program titled Healthtecdl.


The Carter Center, Inc.
Support for the Twenty-Third Annual Rosalynn Carter Symposium on Mental Health Policy entitled The Time Is Now: Creating a Public Policy Action Agenda on Preventing Mental Illnesses to be held on November 7-8, 2007 in Atlanta


University System of Georgia Foundation, Inc. fiscal sponsor for University System of Georgia
Support to develop the planning and evaluation infrastructure to support public and private health professions education programs in Georgia.


Total $1,149,660


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: