Serving Georgia’s Rural Health Needs

In 2018, Georgia lawmakers dedicated special funds to establish a new Rural Health Innovation Center. The center’s responsibilities would be ambitious, tasked with confronting the complex health care challenges and wellness disparities facing rural communities.

The Mercer University School of Medicine was awarded the grant funds in 2019 and formally established the new Georgia Rural Health Innovation Center on its Macon campus. The Mercer University School of Medicine boasts a long-standing commitment to serving rural Georgia’s health needs, with a mission to educate physicians dedicated to tackling the health challenges in rural Georgia.

The Rural Health Innovation Center serves as a critical resource to rural communities to improve access and effectiveness of health care by offering research, collaboration, and training opportunities.