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GRHA Newsletter  Week of October 5, 2012    [email protected]    478-552-3620


Georgia Rural Health Association (GRHA) is the oldest state rural health association in the country. Founded in 1981, this nonprofit network of healthcare providers, educators, and individuals is united in its commitment to improve the health and healthcare services of rural Georgians. Join now!

FY 2012 GRHA Board of Directors


Denise Kornegay

Immediate Past President

Sallie Barker

President Elect

Ann Addison


Sheila Freeman


Laura Bland Gillman

Board Members

Carla Belcher

Tim Trottier

Mary Mathis

Sue Nieman

Charles Owens

Chris Parker

Carie Summers

Paula Guy

Monty M. Veazey

Shelley Spires

Joseph Barrow

Robert J. Briscione

Matt Caseman 


Meet our Board of Directors

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Presentations from the 2012 Annual Conference are now available for viewing on the GRHA website.


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Summit Funding Group


Platinum Corporate Sponsor PPHS



Peach State Health Plan 





Blue Cross Blue Shield 


Coca Cola 


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Funding And Opportunties

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October Health Observances



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2012 Coding  Certification Bootcamp

October 24-26, 2012

Archbold Memorial Hospital

Williams Auditorium

Thomasville, GA





georgia health policy center

A key piece of the expansion of private health insurance through the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) was the creation of health insurance exchanges. This brief, by the Georgia Health Policy Center, outlines state opportunities and challenges related to exchanges and examines implications from the June 2012 Supreme Court Ruling Related to the ACA. Upcoming topics will include implications for state government, communities, and health care providers. Please continue to visit us online at or on Facebook.


November 15, 2012


What Works for Health Tutorial

What Works for Health provides communities with information to help select and implement evidence-informed policies, programs, and system changes that will improve the variety of factors we know affect health.  


WANT TO LEARN MORE?  Click here  and watch the tutorial.

Rural Medical Training Spurs Economies


ORHP Funding Opportunity
The Office of Rural Health Policy recently announced an opportunity for rural communities to bring together key parts of a rural health care delivery system, particularly those entities that may not have collaborated in the past, to work together to establish or improve local capacity and coordination of care. Applications are due Oct. 15. 
Mark Your Calendar



 2012 Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals 

Annual Conference

October 10-12, 2012

The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation.




2012 GAPHC Annual Conference

October 17 -19

InterContinental Hotel Buckhead in Atlanta, Georgia



2012 Home Town Health Fall Conference

November 7-9

Callaway Gardens



GAFP's 2012 Annual Meeting & Scientific Assembly

November 8-10, 2012

Cobb Galleria- Atlanta, GA

For more information:


ICD-10-CM Workshop

Dec 14, 2012  

American Medical Association

Hyatt Regency Atlanta

Atlanta, GA

Details and Registration

For more information, contact: Desiree Evans

[email protected]


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