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Georgia Resources

Health Equity and COVID-19: The Impact of Rural Residence on COVID-19 Disparities
Policy brief discussing rural health disparities, social determinants of health, access to care, and COVID-19 impacts in rural Georgia. Compares rural and urban COVID-19 case and death rates, distribution of cases by race, and disparities in Black and Hispanic rural counties. Offers policy recommendations to address disparities.
Date: 05/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Georgia Health Policy Center
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Traffic Safety in Appalachia: Final Report
Defines the traffic safety culture in Appalachia and discusses causes of common safety problems in the region, including drug- and alcohol-impaired driving. Explores environmental concerns of Appalachian drivers, such as expansive rural regions, mountainous and curved terrain, and dense forests exposed to extreme weather elements. Includes analysis of Appalachian traffic fatalities, fatal crash data statistics, and an evaluation of the Appalachian Development Highway System as a possible intervention measure for treating traffic safety problems. Also includes a case study of severe crashes in Appalachian North Carolina, featuring statistics with breakdowns by rural and urban areas.
Additional links: Research Brief
Author(s): Wesley Kumfer, Katherine Harmon, Bo Lan, et al.
Date: 02/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Appalachian Regional Commission
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Georgia Graduate Medical Education Exit Survey Report: Based on Responses to the 2021 GME Exit Survey
Report intended to inform the medical education community and state healthcare workforce planners about the experiences of graduates and the supply and demand for new physicians in the state of Georgia. Features demographic characteristics, compensation and debt levels, retention rates, percent planning rural practice, assessments of the job market, and training experiences. Includes statistics on practice area demographics, with breakdowns by inner city, other area in major city, suburban, small city, and rural.
Date: 2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Georgia Board of Health Care Workforce
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2021 Georgia Medical School Graduate Survey Report
Results of a survey designed to inform policy makers, medical school and graduate medical education administrators, and other agencies about the medical school pipeline, using data from Georgia's 5 medical schools. Provides insight on why medical students chose a specialty and residency site and how many intend to practice in Georgia when training is complete. Features statistics on percentages of students who intend to practice in rural and underserved areas.
Date: 2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Georgia Board of Health Care Workforce
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Georgia Counties with Rural and Critical Access Hospitals
Map showing Georgia counties with rural hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals.
Date: 08/2020
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Georgia State Office of Rural Health
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Demographics, Comorbidities and Outcomes in Hospitalized Covid-19 Patients in Rural Southwest Georgia
Study of hospitalizations due to COVID-19 in rural Southwest Georgia, including demographics, comorbidities, and mortality. Presents data for 522 patients and examines comorbidities including hypertension, coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, asthma, diabetes, immunosuppression, and others.
Author(s): Priyank Shah, Jack Owens, James Franklin, et al.
Citation: Annals of Medicine, 52(7), 354-360
Date: 07/2020
Type: Document
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State of Georgia Rural Health Clinics
Map showing locations of Rural Health Clinics by county in Georgia.
Date: 07/2020
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Georgia State Office of Rural Health
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State of Georgia Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC)
Map identifies the location of Federally Qualified Health Centers by county in Georgia.
Date: 06/2020
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Georgia State Office of Rural Health
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State of Georgia Medically Underserved Areas/Populations (MUA/P)
Map identifying the Medically Underserved Areas (MUAs) and Medically Underserved Populations (MUPs) in Georgia by county.
Date: 05/2020
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Georgia State Office of Rural Health
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State of Georgia Mental Health Professional Shortage Area (MHPSA)
County-level map showing Georgia Mental Health Professional Shortage Areas by geographic area and partial county.
Date: 05/2020
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Georgia State Office of Rural Health
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Last Updated: 5/2/2022