GRHIC’s Community Health Reporter Program Is a Crowdsourced Approach to Delivering Health Care Access Data
Community health reporters develop and maintain lists of health care resources, providers, and locations in rural communities.
A Reflection: Faith in Rural Health Putnam County Collaborative Day of Health
GRHIC, MUSM, and the School of Theology worked with community leaders of Putnam County for the first-of-its-kind Putnam County Collaborative Health Fair on Saturday, Oct. 28, in downtown Eatonton.
Georgia Rural Health Innovation Center Trains 1,400 Rural Citizens in Community Resiliency
Over the course of five months, 1,400 rural citizens were trained in the Community Resiliency Model (CRM). Participants in this free, skills-based wellness program included middle and high school students, school teachers and counselors, clergy, health care providers, and Mercer School of Medicine students.
GRHIC Partners with Chattooga County Organizations in Housing Assessment and Community Health Survey
The Georgia Rural Health Innovation Center teamed up with Chattooga Georgia Initiative for Community Housing (GICH), Helping Hands Ending Hunger, and Chattooga Chamber of Commerce to complete a housing needs assessment and windshield survey of housing conditions, such as blight, disrepair, and abandoned properties, along with a community health needs assessment.
Rural Community Outreach Exposes Students to Health Care Professions
Outreach to rural Georgia communities is a vital part of the mission of both the Georgia Rural Health Innovation Center (GRHIC) and Mercer University School of Medicine (MUSM). The MUSM Pathways Program, in particular, serves as an avenue to reach middle school, high school, and undergraduate students while promoting awareness of health care careers.
Supporting Communities in Addressing Mental Health Challenges through Mental Health First Aid
Mental health is an essential part of our overall well-being. Just like physical health, it can be impacted by various factors, including genetics, life experiences, and environmental factors. However, it’s important to remember that mental health challenges can be invisible and that there is no one-size-fits-all way they look or feel. Mental health challenges are…