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Healthcare Georgia Foundation Awards $1.6 Million in Grants


  Toni Almasy
Avatar Communications, Inc.

                                      Significant investments made in support of comprehensive
                        deepens investment in Georgia’s health safety net provider organizations

Atlanta, Georgia – January 17, 2007 – Healthcare Georgia Foundation today announced its most recent grantmaking, awarding more than $1.6 million to 15 health-related organizations and programs. As one of 11 states without a trauma care system, Georgia faces significant challenges when it comes to delivering adequate trauma services to both urban and rural areas.

“Georgians overwhelmingly favor the creation and support of a world class system of trauma care that offers those in need the very best from hospitals, physicians, emergency medical personnel and rehabilitation services,” said Healthcare Georgia Foundation president, Gary Nelson. “At Healthcare Georgia Foundation, we strongly encourage the development of a comprehensive statewide trauma care network that serves all Georgians, regardless of locality, with the capacity to provide emergency services within the ‘golden hour’ following a life-threatening injury.”



The Foundation's most recent grant awards include:

 AID Atlanta

Support to enhance sexually transmitted disease and HIV prevention services for men attending AID Atlanta's Men's STD clinic in metropolitan Atlanta.

 Avatar Communications, Inc.
Support for the design and execution of communication efforts for HealthTecdl.
Avatar Communications, Inc. $10,000
Support for the design and media placement of information about children's health care and health coverage in Georgia.
Carl Vinson Institute
of Government,
University of Georgia
Support to conduct an economic impact analysis of Georgia nonprofit organizations that are engaged in health and health care.
Emory University -
Office of Sponsored
Support for a statewide conference on health literacy, a 'train-the-trainer' literacy workshop and a health and health care profile of Georgia's children and youth.
Emory University -
Office of Sponsored
Support for an analysis of health care spending for children in Georgia.
Georgia Budget and
Policy Institute
Support to analyze Georgia budget and tax policies that affect health and access to health care, and to conduct a retreat for health policy analysts in Georgia.
Georgia Legal Services Program, Inc.
Support to implement a health advocacy outreach program for individuals with physical and developmental disabilities in Northwest Georgia.
Inner Summit, Inc.
Support to implement the Pearls of Wisdom health education program in Columbus and Savannah, Georgia.
Institute for the Study of Disadvantage and
Disability, Inc.
Support for graduate level research on the health implications of poverty and disability, to be presented to local universities, community leaders and policymakers at a one-day conference in Atlanta.
Institute of Public
Health - Georgia State
Support to develop and test the efficacy and cost effectiveness of a community based participatory research strategy designed to reduce inappropriate use of emergency medical services (EMS) and emergency department (ED) services documented in a selected area of urban Atlanta.
Mercy Health Center,
Support to deliver a health education program in Athens, Georgia.
Morehouse School of
Medicine, Inc.
Support for the Sixth Annual Primary Care and Prevention Conference and Eleventh Annual HeLa Women's Health Conference to be held September 11-13, 2006 in Atlanta, Georgia.
National Academy of
Support the health disparities roundtable - a series of national and regional convenings on health disparities including an Atlanta symposium on measuring programs that address health disparities.
Porter Novelli
Support to conduct qualitative research to assess the opportunities to advance the health of children and adolescents in Georgia.
Reece & Associates
Support to educate policymakers on the need for enhanced trauma care, and the value of a comprehensive statewide trauma network.
San Francisco
Support for the Diversity and Philanthropy Project Phase II and the implementation of a multi-year, peer support campaign on diversity issues.




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: