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Georgia Resources

State of Georgia Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas (DHPSA)
County-level map showing Georgia Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas by geographic area, low-income population group, and partial county.
Date: 05/2020
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Georgia State Office of Rural Health
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State of Georgia Primary Care Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA)
County-level map showing Georgia Primary Care Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) by geographic area, low-income population group, or partial county.
Date: 05/2020
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Georgia State Office of Rural Health
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Availability of Naloxone at Rural Georgia Pharmacies, 2019
Research letter describing a study of 374 rural Georgia pharmacies. Examines pharmacists' awareness of the Georgia law allowing purchase of naloxone without a prescription, and availability and cost of the medicine.
Author(s): Jennifer L. Nguyen, Lauren R. Gilbert, Lauren Beasley, et al.
Citation: JAMA Network Open, 3(2)
Date: 02/2020
Type: Document
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Farmer Stress in Georgia: Results of a Survey
Results of a survey measuring type and intensity of stressors affecting Georgia farmers, based on information gathered from 118 attendees at the 2019 Georgia Farm Bureau Convention. Features statistics with breakdowns by demographics, specific types of farming employment, and top stressors.
Author(s): Anna Scheyett
Date: 01/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Georgia School of Social Work
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Opioid Overdose Surveillance Preliminary District Report: Georgia, 2020
Describes district level fatal and nonfatal opioid-involved overdoses that occurred in Georgia from 2018-2020, including prescription opioids and illicit opioids including heroin, fentanyl, and fentanyl analogs. Features statistics on demographics, overdose deaths, and emergency department visits, with breakdowns by district, drug type, and year.
Date: 2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Georgia Department of Public Health
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2019 Georgia Dentist Workforce Report: Based on 2017-2019 Licensure Renewal Data
An overview of Georgia's dental workforce. Includes statistics on distribution of Georgia dentists by age, gender, work hours per week, specialty, and years of licensure. Features county-level maps showing counties without dentists and concentrations of dentists per 100,000 residents as of 2019.
Date: 2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Georgia Board of Health Care Workforce
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The Rural Hospital Stabilization Program: A Comprehensive Report
Provides an overview of the first three years of the Rural Hospital Stabilization Grant Program for rural Georgia hospitals. Describes grant-funded projects and evaluates the sustainability of these projects after funding ceased. Includes a financial analysis of participating hospitals before and after receiving grant funds.
Date: 12/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Georgia Department of Community Health, Georgia State Office of Rural Health
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Making Community Health Workers (CHWs) Fundamental: New Research Strengthens the Case for State Policymakers to Include CHWs in Care Delivery Teams
Summarizes key findings from previous Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) funded studies in 9 states on Community Health Workers (CHWs) interventions and their effect on diverse ethnic, racial, socioeconomic and geographic backgrounds, including rural. Offers evidence-based recommendations to help state policymakers integrate CHWs into healthcare delivery teams to improve health outcomes and reduce the cost of healthcare for individuals and populations.
Author(s): Denisse Sanchez, Sinsi Hernández-Cancio, Eliot Fishman
Date: 12/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
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2019 State of the State: Maternal and Infant Health in Georgia Report
Summarizes data and evidence regarding maternal and infant health indicators in Georgia. Offers recommendations for further improving the health of mothers and babies. Includes statistics related to fetal, infant, and maternal health in Georgia with breakdowns by demographics and rural or nonrural locations.
Date: 11/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia
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Georgia Physician Workforce Report: Based on 2017-2018 Licensure Renewal Data and New Licensees, Primary Care and Core Specialties
Measures and tracks trends in physician demographics, supply, and distribution, using data from January 2017 to December 2018. Features county-level maps and statistics for all Georgia physicians and those specializing in family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, OB/GYN, general surgery, psychiatry, and emergency medicine, with breakdowns by metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas.
Date: 10/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Georgia Board of Health Care Workforce
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Last Updated: 4/27/2022