FY 2012 GRHA Board of Directors
Immediate Past President
Laura Bland Gillman
Monty M. Veazey
Robert J. Briscione
Meet our Board of Directors
Keystone Mercy Health Plan
Tift Regional Medical Center
Prognosis Health Information Systems
River Valley Commission - AAA
Georgia Association of Nurse Anesthetists
FREE MEMBERSHIP FOR ONE YEAR!
Non-members who register for the 2012 GRHA Annual Conference will receive a one year free membership with the Georgia Rural Health Association!
Some Membership Benefits Include:
Discounted membership rates at all GRHA events
Timely legislative tracking reports throughtout the General Assembly session, guided with the issues members say are important
Up to date state and national public policy and advocacy e-mail alerts guided by GRHA Legislative Affairs Committee and the NRHA
Grant information available only to members
This offer will end August 23, 2012
2012 Rural Health Clinic Conference Recorded Webinars
Southwest GA AHEC Distance Learning
NRHA seeks volunteer leaders
The National Rural Health Association is currently seeking volunteers for leadership positions within its Board of Trustees and Rural Health Congress.
NRHA's strength and success is largely the result of leaders, members and staff working together with a common purpose to ensure the broadest range and highest quality of health care services for rural America.
Our annual nomination and election process is key to the ongoing need to maintain the flow of our volunteer leadership.
We ask that you give thoughtful consideration to nominating or accepting nomination as an NRHA leader.
The Nominations and Credentials Committee is soliciting nominations for several NRHA leadership positions that will begin Jan. 1, 2013.
For more information on nominations, the leadership structure of the Board of Trustees, and its development path, click here. Nomination forms are due by Sept. 4.
New Funding Opportunity
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced available funding of $70 million to improve the health of small communities across the nation. Grants will be awarded to governmental agencies and non-governmental organizations across a variety of sectors, including transportation, housing, education, and public health, in an effort to save lives and control the nation's growing health care costs associated with preventable chronic diseases.
The official funding opportunity announcement for the Community Transformation Grant program Small Communities component can be found by clicking here.
Application closing date: July 31, 2012
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2012 Georgia Rural Health Association
September 17 -19, 2012
Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, GA
David Cook, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) and;
Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH)
CALL FOR STUDENT POSTER SESSION
2012 Coding Certification Bootcamp
October 24-26, 2012
Archbold Memorial Hospital
The Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals,
in association with the Georgia Rural Health Association, is proud to announce the
1st Annual Medical Fair
New this year!
October 12-13, 2012
Medical Fair Home Page
Telemedicine making big difference for society's smallest victims
A 9-year-old girl in rural Georgia discloses the unthinkable: sexual abuse by her stepfather.
The case is referred to police and local child welfare officials, who contact the Stephanie V. Blank Center for Safe and Healthy Children. A doctor soon conducts a physical examination and speaks with the child.
What makes this story different is the geographic distance between the doctor and the child. The center is in Atlanta, and its medical director, Dr. Jordan Greenbaum, handles the "visit" in real time through telemedicine. The little girl is able to stay close to home in her rural area, in more familiar and reassuring surroundings.
PPACA Legislation - more than just a tax debate
With the dust having settled a bit on the legal front since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("PPACA"), there has been no such settling on the media and propaganda front. Pundits and talking heads from both sides have declared both victory and travesty from Chief Justice John Roberts' ruling on June 28, 2012. Whether the "penalty" is a tax seems to be the favorite topic of debate and scorn. However, I strongly believe it misses the point of the law and its impact on our nation's future.
To be frank, I share the fundamental concern of many of my conservative friends about the ability of the Federal government to impose "commerce" on its citizens. This move, in my opinion, takes us down a path that I am not sure we want to explore in great depth. But I am equally concerned that our national "General Welfare" is not addressed or kept in the forefront when we allow so many Americans to be left without care or financially crippled by the cost of seeking life-saving treatment.
Apply for a $25,000 Rural Health Award
Do you have an idea for improving health in rural communities?
The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, based in North Carolina, recently announced the "Innovations in Rural Health Award" and is seeking ideas to address rural health care challenges. Up to three winners will receive a $25,000 New Rural Award for their innovative and inspiring ideas. Any individual or organization from across the U.S. is welcome to apply.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF): Healthy Eating Research: Building Evidence to Prevent Childhood Obesity
Due date: Concept Papers: Before August 9, 2012 3 PM ET; Invited Proposals Deadline: May 31, 2012, July 31, 2012, and October 4, 2012 by 3 pm ET URL/web site: http://www.rwjf.org/applications/solicited/cfp.jsp?ID=21393 Eligibility: Preference will be given to applicant organizations that are either public entities or nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Broadcast date: 2012-04-24 Keywords: Child & Adolescent Health; Nutrition & Obesity
Mark Your Calendar
Cardio-Metabolic Syndrome: Downstream Economic & Patient Impact
Friday, August 10, 2012
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM (EST)
Presenter: Omar M. Lattouf, MD, PhD, FACC, FACS
Professor of Surgery, Division of Thoracic Surgery
Emory University School of Medicine
Georgia Oral Health Summit
Monday, August 13, 2012
Registration and Agenda coming soon!
2012 Georgia Rural Health Association Annual Conference
September 17-19, 2012
20th Annual NALBOH Conference
Aug 8 - 10, 2012
National Association of Local Boards of Health
Hyatt Regency Downtown
For more information, contact:
2012 National Medicare Region IV Train-the-Trainer
Aug 21 - 23, 2012
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Information and Registration Link
2012 Annual NASCSP Conference
Sep 11 - 14, 2012
National Association for State Community Services Programs
Grand Hyatt Atlanta
GAFP's 2012 Annual Meeting & Scientific Assembly
November 8-10, 2012
Cobb Galleria- Atlanta, GA
For more information: http://www.gafp.org/meeting_registration.asp
Dec 14, 2012
American Medical Association
Hyatt Regency Atlanta
Details and Registration
For more information, contact: Desiree Evans