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Rural Health
Resources by State: Georgia

Social Determinants of Health: Transforming the Buzz Phrase to a Rural Action Item
Discusses how rural healthcare organizations can use social risk assessments as a tool to improve population health. Highlights the work of two rural organizations, CommWell Health in North Carolina and Tift Regional Health System in Georgia, to assess social risks and address patients' social determinants of health (SDOH).
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 04/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Telemedicine in the Management of Type 1 Diabetes
Describes a study in which 32 patients with type 1 diabetes who live in rural Alabama and Georgia received endocrinology care from an Atlanta telehealth clinic, from June 2014 to October 2016. Includes demographic statistics on patients and presence of other diseases and medical conditions.
Author(s): Timothy Xu, Shreya Pujara, Sarah Sutton, Mary Rhee
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 15
Date: 01/2018
Type: Document
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Georgia Primary Care Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA)
Map showing Georgia primary care Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) by county and/or census tract.
Date: 11/2017
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Georgia State Office of Rural Health
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Georgia Mental Health Professional Shortage Areas (MHPSA)
Map showing Georgia counties identified as Mental Health Professional Shortage Areas.
Date: 11/2017
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Georgia State Office of Rural Health
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Ensuring Access with a Hospital’s Conversion to a Freestanding Emergency Department
Outlines Ellijay, Georgia-based North Georgia Medical Center's transition from a traditional community hospital to a freestanding emergency department (ED). Shares administrative, legal, and logistical challenges that, once overcome, resulted in Piedmont Mountainside Hospital Emergency Services - a successful, community-focused freestanding ED.
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association Section for Small or Rural Hospitals
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Georgia Rural Counties
Map identifies the rural counties in Georgia by population or legislative designation.
Date: 10/2017
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Georgia State Office of Rural Health
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Georgia Medically Underserved Area/Population (MUA/P)
Map identifying the Medically Underserved Areas (MUAs) and Medically Underserved Populations (MUPs) in Georgia by county.
Date: 10/2017
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Georgia State Office of Rural Health
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Georgia Rural Health Clinics (RHC)
Map showing locations of Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) by county in Georgia.
Date: 10/2017
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Georgia State Office of Rural Health
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Georgia Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas (DHPSA)
Map showing Georgia counties designated as Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas.
Date: 10/2017
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Georgia State Office of Rural Health
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Georgia Counties with Rural and Critical Access Hospitals
Map showing locations of hospitals in Georgia counties designated as rural and locations of Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs).
Date: 10/2017
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Georgia State Office of Rural Health
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