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News stories from the past 60 days.

May 20, 2024 - Discusses the mental health wellness for Georgia healthcare workers following a new law ensuring privacy for healthcare workers participating in an employer-provider wellness program. Notes that maintaining the healthcare workforce is vital for rural communities.
Source: Georgia Public Broadcasting, PBS, NPR
May 14, 2024 - Georgia first lady Marty Kemp is promoting the 988 hotline and addressing the stigma sometimes associated with seeking mental healthcare. She participated in a panel discussion on the 988 suicide and crisis lifeline at the Rosalynn Carter Georgia Mental Health Forum in Atlanta.
Source: Georgia Recorder
Apr 29, 2024 - Announces the investment of $144 million to support infrastructure and renewable energy projects in 56 rural and Tribal communities. Highlights project examples in Georgia, Wisconsin, and Puerto Rico. Provides additional information on the Rural Partners Network (RPN), which helps rural communities access federal funding.
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Apr 25, 2024 - Describes a medical school recruitment program for rural Georgia teenagers. Discusses program successes and rural physician shortages that remain.
Source: Georgia Public Broadcasting, PBS, NPR
Apr 17, 2024 - A rural pediatric partnership is expanding into new areas in rural Georgia. The initiative equips rural hospitals with the tools, best practices, training, and research to offer quality healthcare in rural areas, aiding residents who would otherwise have to travel for specialty care. Initiative offers support for emergency department care, pediatrician and telehealthcare, and behavioral and mental health assessments and interventions. The program also offers scholarships for students who commit to working in rural communities.
Source: The Den
Mar 28, 2024 - Summarizes recent research investigating suicidal ideation and mortality among rural Black men in Georgia. Discusses reasons for higher rates such as childhood trauma, poverty, and exposure to racism.
Source: HealthDay News

Last Updated: 5/21/2024