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Georgia Organizations

Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC)
A regional economic development agency that represents a partnership of federal, state, and local government. Supports the economic and social development throughout West Virginia and parts of 12 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 Board of Health Care Workforce (GBHCW)
Strives to identify the healthcare workforce needs of communities in Georgia and to meet the needs through support and development of medical education programs.
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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 with tools to be effective community action agencies in solving the problems of poverty in Georgia.
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Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS)
Works to improve the health, safety, and well-being of Georgia residents.
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Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH)
The lead agency in preventing disease, injury, and disability, promoting health and well-being, and preparing for disasters.
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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 in over 220 communities.
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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 Primary Care Association (GPCA)
Represents Federally Qualified Health Centers in Georgia by providing training, technical assistance, and development and implementation of strategies to expand and strengthen FQHCs.
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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 Georgia citizens. Encourages best practices and standards for public health workers and supports science-based evidence models and research to increase the viability of the field.
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Georgia Rural Health Association (GRHA)
State rural health association, 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 Georgia 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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Global Partnership for TeleHealth (GPT)
Conglomerate of telehealth-related organizations focused on promoting access to healthcare through innovative use of technology.
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National Center for Primary Care (NCPC)
Serves as a national resource for front-line practitioners, educators, researchers, and policy makers who impact the primary healthcare system. Located at the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta.
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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 Rural Community Assistance Project, Inc. (SERCAP)
Helps rural communities in Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida to improve community infrastructure, including water and wastewater treatment.
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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 (OAT). Assists healthcare organizations, healthcare networks, and healthcare providers in the implementation of cost-effective telehealth programs to serve rural and medically underserved areas and populations. Includes Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, 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, of 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: 11/19/2021