GRHIC Offers Free ECHO Training Sessions
The Georgia Rural Health Innovation Center (GRHIC) has been a Project ECHO Hub since 2020. Rural communities face unique challenges when it comes to health and health care, such as having a higher prevalence of chronic diseases compared to some urban areas and a shortage of health care resources and personnel.
Mental Health Focus: Dr. Brian Wright Sheds Light on Winter Blues
The holidays and the general gloominess of the winter season can contribute to depression and anxiety for many people. Brian Wright, MD, a Mercer Medicine psychiatrist, explains the winter blues.
Dr. Terrell Jenrette Explains the Importance of Primary Care and Well-Visits at Any Age
Terrell Jenrette, MD, a 2020 graduate of Mercer University School of Medicine and a primary care physician with Atrium Health Floyd Primary Care, explains why a primary care physician is essential in keeping people healthy throughout all stages of life, and not just during flu season and times of illness.
Telehealth as a Tool for Health Care Access in Rural Communities
The Georgia Rural Health Innovation Center sponsored the installation of telehealth equipment at Mercer Medicine Harris County in Hamilton, Georgia, as part of a pilot project to expand health care access in rural communities. Telehealth not only gives an opportunity for people to reach a primary care provider, but it also increases access to subspecialists without the patient having to travel away from their home county.
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.
Children’s Rural Access Line a Lifesaver for Crisp Regional Emergency Department Patient
A call to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta makes a difference in the care of pediatric patient's head injury.