FY 2012 GRHA Board of Directors
Immediate Past President
Laura Bland Gillman
Caroline Holley Womack
Monty M. Veazey
Meet our Board of Directors
GRHA New Members
Silver Corporate Sponsor Member
Peach State Health Plan
Community Facilities Funds Available from USDA
U.S. Department of Agriculture invites you to consider community facilities projects and is excited to announce that in FY2012 (Oct. 1, 2011-Sept. 30, 2012) Congress has granted Rural Development Georgia a generous Community Facility Direct Loan allocation to fund eligible projects. See the attached flyer for more information.
February issue of
National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health
"This is Public Health"
Deadline to submit video is March 1, 2012
NRHA has scholarship funds available for students and community members with a critical need for financial support with conference expenses. Scholarships will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis to people who meet eligibility criteria specified on the application and who are unable to attend conference without such support. Six students and community members will each receive $1,000 to help offset the cost of attendance. Click here to download the application. Please e-mail/fax applications to gboscan@NRHArural.org or 202-639-0559 by March 31 to be considered for a scholarship.
GRHA Corporate Members
Legislation introduced this week in Congress could help local veterans receive faster contact with faraway medical professionals and reduce the costs of transporting veterans to appointments across the region.
According to Congresswoman Kathy Hochul, a sponsor of the Telehealth and Telemedicine Improvement Act, the legislation offers veterans improved access to specialty care, better utilization of scarce health care resources and improved coordination of care. It also provides the Veterans Administration the authority to waive co-pays for veterans' telehealth and telemedicine.
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RURAL HEALTH DAY
(L to R )Representative Butch Parrish, Representative Gerald Greene, Ann Addison, Sallie Barker, Denise Kornegay, Matt Caseman, and House Speaker, David Ralston
The Georgia Rural Health Association would like to thank everyone who came out and participated in Rural Health Day at the Capitol.
We would like to thank our speakers, Representative Butch Parrish, Dr. Jean Sumner, and Ms. Denise Kornegay.
We had a great turn out and enjoyed meeting with you and learning what you and your organization is doing to help improve and promote rural health.
Georgia Rural Health Association was recognized in the House by Representative Butch Parrish (R-Swainsboro) and in the Senate by Senator Johnny Grant (R-Milledgeville).
Rural Health Day Sponsors
The Georgia Rural Health Association would like to say
thank you to:
Georgia Association of Nurse Anesthetists
Community Health Works
GA Campus- Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Healthcare Georgia Foundation
Georgia Health Policy Center
Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health
Georgia Board for Physician Workforce
Georgia Hospital Association
Source Care Management
Georgia Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center
Georgia Composite Medical Board
Special Thanks to
2012 Rural Health Day
Governor Nathan Deal with GRHA members and friends
2012 Rural Health Day
House Speaker David Ralston with GRHA members and friends
Mark Your Calendar
Resources for Living Well with Diabetes on a Budget Wednesday, February 29th
2 pm to 3 pm EST
Webinar presented by Vicki Karnes, RN, MA
The Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness, Division of Health Promotion, invites you to preregister at:
Georgia Partnership for TeleHealth
2012 Annual Conference
March 14th-16 Ritz-Carlton, Reynold Plantation
Lake Oconee, GA
Hospitals and Communities Moving Forward with Patient-and Family-Centered Care
March 19- 22, 2012
Institute for Patient and Family-Centered Care
Emory Conference Center Hotel
Kick Butt Day
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Georgia Public Policy Foundation Leadership Breakfast
Who: Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens and Ron Bachman
What: "Georgia Health Care Update," a Leadership Breakfast
When: 8 a.m., Thursday, March 22, 2012
Where: The Georgian Club, 100 Galleria Parkway, Suite 1700, Atlanta, GA 30339
Society of Trauma Nurses
STN 15th Annual Conference
April 11-14, 2012
Going Coastal: Reset your Trauma Compass
Hyatt Regency Savannah