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Resources by State: Georgia

Bringing Mental Health Services to Rural Residents
Describes how rural areas are using teams of lay mental health workers and mental health professionals to provide mental health services. Features a new library initiative in Texas and an established crisis line in Georgia.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 05/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Selected Rural Healthcare Facilities in Georgia
Shows the state's Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), as well as Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) sites and short term/PPS hospitals located outside of urbanized areas.
Date: 04/2022
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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A Descriptive Analysis of Food Pantries in Twelve American States: Hours of Operation, Faith-Based Affiliation, and Location
Describes the development and content of a charitable food dataset, including geographic information for 3777 food pantries in 12 states. Features statistics including food insecurity in 2013-2015, and numbers of food pantries and faith-based food pantries, with breakdowns by state and urban or rural locations.
Author(s): Natalie D. Riediger, Lindsey Dahl, Rajeshwari A. Biradar, Adriana N. Mudryj, Mahmoud Torabi
Citation: BMC Public Health, 22, 525
Date: 03/2022
Type: Document
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Evaluation of State-Led Surveillance of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome — Six U.S. States, 2018–2021
Examines data collection challenges and infrastructure gaps that impact surveillance of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), based on information from six states with mandated NAS reporting. Includes brief discussion of rural concerns, including disparities in the incidence of opioid use disorder and NAS and gaps in rural infrastructure and access to care.
Author(s): Shahla M. Jilani, Kristina West, Laura Jacobus-Kantor, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 71(2), 37-42
Date: 01/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Rural Hospital Stabilization Grant Program Phase 5 Program Report
Provides an overview of the Rural Hospital Stabilization Grant Program for rural Georgia hospitals. Describes projects funded in fiscal year 2020 as part of Phase Five of the program and how funds were used to meet program goals.
Date: 12/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Georgia State Office of Rural Health
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Georgia Board of Health Care Workforce Annual Report: Fiscal Year 2021
Reports on activities, funding, and programming from the 2021 fiscal year. Intended to keep lawmakers, members of the medical community, and the public abreast of the Georgia Board of Health Care Workforce's loan repayment and scholarship programs. Includes a section providing information on the Physicians for Rural Areas Assistance Program and the Dentists for Rural Area Assistance Program, with statistics on the number of participants and the number of counties in which they are serving.
Date: 12/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Georgia Board of Health Care Workforce
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FY 2021: HRSA's Rural Health Grants – Georgia Fact Sheet
HRSA Federal Office of Rural Health Policy investments in Georgia in Fiscal Year 2021. Lists grant and cooperative agreement recipients, award amounts, award recipient locations, and congressional district.
Date: 11/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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Federal Agencies' Investment in Rural Cancer Control Fosters Partnerships between Researchers and Rural Communities
Highlights how researchers and rural communities are working together to address rural cancer prevention and control, with support from federal funding. Discusses projects that address health behaviors, cancer screening, vaccination, and rural participation in clinical trials.
Author(s): Mary Charlton, Whitney Zahnd, Jennifer Patterson, Kimberly Merchant
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 07/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Assessment of the Financial Health of Rural Hospitals After Implementation of the Georgia Rural Hospital Tax Credit Program
Explores association of the Georgia Rural Hospital Tax Credit Program with the financial health of participating rural hospitals, using financial data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services from 2015-2019 for 136 hospitals. Examines data from participating Georgia hospitals with data from comparison hospitals in Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Features statistics on sample characteristics and finances.
Author(s): Bettye A. Apenteng, Samuel T. Opoku, Charles Owens, et al.
Citation: JAMA Network Open, 4(7)
Date: 07/2021
Type: Document
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HIV Treatment Outcomes in Rural Georgia Using Telemedicine
Results of a study to compare the effectiveness of HIV care delivered through telemedicine (TM) with the face-to-face (F2F) model, based on chart reviews of a total of 385 Georgia patients who attended a TM clinic in Dublin or a F2F clinic in Augusta between May 2017 and April 2018. Features statistics with breakdowns including sex, age, race, and comorbidities.
Author(s): Folake J. Lawal, Moshood O. Omotayo, Tae Jin Lee, Arni S. R. Srinivasa Rao, Jose A. Vazquez
Citation: Open Forum Infectious Diseases, 8(6)
Date: 06/2021
Type: Document
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