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.
Pediatric Mental Health Initiative Provides Crucial Resources for Rural School Systems
The Pediatric Mental Health Initiative (PMHI) provides free mental health counseling via telehealth to children in Georgia’s rural communities, many of which have limited or no mental health services.
GRHIC Selected to Guide COVID-19 and Flu Vaccine Hesitancy Study for Second Year
An interdisciplinary team focuses on equipping influential, community messengers (e.g., community health ambassadors) with vaccine education, awareness, and messaging and provide research dissemination strategies, trainings, and workshops via the Hancock County Community Health Ambassadorship Program (H-CHAMP).
Community Health Reporters Celebrated for their Service
The Community Health Reporter Program completed its first year of implementation and was celebrated with a winter holiday appreciation event on Friday, December 9.
GRHIC Co-Hosts Georgia Telehealth Forum
The Georgia Rural Health Innovation Center (GRHIC), the Global Partnership for Telehealth, and the Southeastern Telehealth Resource Center hosted the 2022 Georgia Telehealth Forum at Mercer University on December 2.