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Georgia Public Health Association Annual Conference 2022

Chris Scoggins, MPH, Dr. Kimberly Carr, and Dr. Anne Montgomery
Dr. Kedrick Williams










Georgia Public Health Association (GPHA) held its annual conference at the Jekyll Island Convention Center May 4-6, 2022. Georgia Rural Health Innovation Center (GRHIC) team members presented topics and posters on programs impacting rural Georgia.

The mission of GPHA is to advocate for conditions in which all people and communities can be healthy, promote the scientific foundation of public health practice and policy, and assure a continuous voice broadly representing public health in Georgia.

Below you will find a list of the Center’s contributions to this year’s annual meeting.


Faith in Rural Health: A Collaborative Initiative for Holistic Community Health – Scoggins, C., Byrd, P., Childs, B., and DeLoach, G.

The Community Health Reporter Program: a Crowdsourced Approach to Delivering Healthcare Access Data – Williams, K. and Scoggins, C.

The relationship between farmers’ racial / ethnic identity and stressors experienced – Al-Haleem, D., Montgomery, A., Basey, S., Scoggins, C., and Baucom, L.

Factors Motivating Rural Caretakers to Seek Behavioral Testing for Children Showing Signs of Autism – Rotschafer, S., Horan, C., Window, D., Montgomery, A., Joseph, J., Al-Haleem, D., and Zeanah, M.

Farmer Mental Well-Being in Georgia: Coping Mechanisms and Stressors – Basey, S., Montgomery, A., Scoggins, C., and Baucom, L.


Differences in stress coping mechanisms between farm owners and farm workers in Georgia’s farming industry – West, B., Basey, S., Montgomery, A., Scoggins, C., Al-Haleem, D., and Baucom, L.

Farmers’ Mental Well-Being in Georgia: Pilot Study – Montgomery, A., Basey, S., Scoggins, C., Al-Haleem, D., West, B., and Baucom, L.

Preliminary Findings of a COVID-19 and Flu Vaccine Hesitancy Needs Assessment in a Rural Georgia County – Carr, K., Lian, B., Scoggins, C., Montgomery, A., and Tessendorf, K.