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News stories from the past 60 days.

UGA Extension, Mercer University Partner to Recruit Future Doctors for Rural Georgia
Feb 12, 2018 - Highlights a project between Georgia's Mercer University School of Medicine and the state's 4-H program run by University of Georgia Cooperative Extension. The program, "Setting Your Sights on Medical School" aims to expose youth in rural Georgia communities to medicine and to information about pursuing a medical career.
Source: UGA Today
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Report: Poverty, Rural Schools Among Key Education Issues
Jan 28, 2018 - Details a list of concerns identified by the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education as the "Top Ten Issues" to watch in Georgia Education. Included in this list are poverty and healthcare access.
Source: U.S. News and World Report
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2018 General Assembly: Lawmakers Focus on Rural Georgia
Jan 7, 2018 - Highlights several considerations by the Georgia state legislature to address rural needs and disparities, including tax cuts, pursuing a Medicaid waiver, efforts to expand broadband access, and broadening the practice authority of rural nurses, among other things. Many of these items are set to be discussed in the upcoming legislative session.
Source: The Valdosta Daily Times
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Last Updated: 2/12/2018