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Georgia Organizations

Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC)
Supports economic and social development in all of West Virginia and parts of twelve other states: Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. Includes grants and funding, research, data, and maps.
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Georgia Association for Primary Health Care (GAPHC)
Works to improve access to comprehensive primary health care services for all medically underserved Georgians and to support the continued development and expansion of community-based health center practice systems throughout the state.
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Georgia Board for Physician Workforce (GBPW)
Responsible for advising the Governor and the General Assembly on physician workforce and medical education policy and issues.
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Georgia Community Action Association (GCAA)
Serves as the professional organization for the development and implementation of strategies to provide GCAA members the tools to be effective community action agencies in solving the problems of poverty within the State of Georgia.
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Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS)
Works to improve the health and social services for all Georgia residents.
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Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH)
The lead agency entrusted by the people of the State of Georgia with the ultimate responsibility for the health of communities and the entire population.
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Georgia Health Policy Center (GHPC)
Provides evidence-based research, program development and policy guidance on local, state and national levels to improve health status at the community level.
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Georgia HITREC (GA-HITREC)
Georgia State Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (REC) that helps health care providers become meaningful users of electronic health records by providing information and technical assistance.
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Georgia Hospital Association (GHA)
Works to promote the health and welfare of the public through the development of better hospital care for Georgia citizens.
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Georgia Partnership for TeleHealth, Inc. (GPT)
Educates and provides training and technical assistance to hospitals, clinics, and primary care providers to implement and achieve exchange of health information in Georgia.
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Georgia Public Health Association (GPHA)
A state level membership organization that promotes and advocates for policies that create a healthy environment for the citizens of Georgia. GPHA encourages best practices and standards for those working in public health as well as supporting science-based evidence models and research to increase the viability of the field.
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Georgia Rural Health Association (GRHA)
The oldest state rural health association in the country which is committed to the improvement of health and healthcare services of rural Georgians.
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Georgia State Office of Rural Health (SORH)
Works to improve access to health care in rural areas and reduce health status disparities. A division of the Georgia Department of Community Health.
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Georgia Statewide Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Network
Responds to the problems of health professionals supply and distribution in rural and underserved areas of the state through educational support to health professionals in the field, both as students and as practitioners. Their website provides information on and contact details for each of the 6 regional AHECs in the state.
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Rural Health Research Institute (RHRI)
Interdisciplinary research center focused on rural health and reducing rural health disparities. Located at Georgia Southern University.
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Southeast Center for Agricultural Health and Injury Prevention
A NIOSH Agricultural Safety and Health Center located at the University of Kentucky supporting and conducting research, and education to prevent occupational illness and injury, and improve the safety and health of agricultural workers and their families in the Southeast.
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Southeastern Telehealth Resource Center (SETRC)
One of the telehealth resource centers funded by the federal Office for the Advancement of Telehealth. Assists health care organizations, health care networks, and health care providers in the implementation of cost-effective telehealth programs to serve rural and medically underserved areas and populations. Includes Georgia, South Carolina and Florida.
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Southern Rural Development Center (SRDC)
Strengthens the capacity of the region's 29 land-grant institutions to address critical contemporary rural development issues impacting the well-being, including health and social services, for people and communities in the rural South. Serves a 13 state area in the Southern region which includes TX, LA, AR, OK, AL, MS, GA, FL, KY, SC, NC, VA, and TN.
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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development: Georgia
Works to increase homeownership, support community development and increase access to affordable housing. The HUD state office provides information about HUD housing programs and local contacts for the state.
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USDA Rural Development Georgia State Office
Committed to helping improve the economy and quality of life in all of rural America. Provides information about Rural Development programs and applications for financial assistance.
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Last Reviewed: 6/29/2015