Rural Health Information

The mission of Georgia Rural Health Innovation Center is to improve healthcare in part by providing reliable, insightful research. We believe in-depth health data and research are more than just numbers on a page, but illustrate the story of the ever-growing gap between rural and urban healthcare opportunities. Through our research and targeted grand challenge projects, the Georgia Rural Health Innovation Center can begin to improve health outcomes for people in rural communities.

By The Numbers

To create effective strategies to close the healthcare gap, we must understand the vast array of challenges facing rural communities. Our rural health information data and resources are designed to paint a fuller picture of the serious healthcare challenges and inform local and state leaders to form creative, new solutions to improve healthcare in rural Georgia.

Total Georgia Population

10,429,379*

Georgia Rural Population

1,786,539*

*Source: USDA-ERS

Total Georgia Counties

159

Rural Georgia Counties

120

Rural Georgia Counties Without:

Pediatrician
63

Psychiatrist
84

OBGYN
75

Physician
8