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On April 22-23, 2014 more than 300 Healthcare Georgia Foundation grantees, partners and community leaders gathered at Connections 2014: Addressing Healthcare Access, Cost and Quality in Georgia, the Foundation's sixth, biannual statewide convening of grantees, partners and community leaders. This year's theme, Addressing Healthcare Access, Cost and Quality in Georgia, focused on conversations and sessions that addressed all three elements of the healthcare equation, critical to understanding how together attendees could improve healthcare in our state.
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Connections 2012: Because Results Matter, Healthcare Georgia Foundation’s fifth convening of grantees, partners and community leaders took place on May 2-3, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. The two-day event featured the 2012 recipients of the Joseph D. Greene Community Service Award, and a full day of networking, best practices, technical skills and capacity building for attendees. Included within this wrap-up are highlights and images from the event, as well as speaker presentations (PDF).
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On March 31 - April 1, 2010, Healthcare Georgia Foundation grantees, partners and community leader's gathered at the Foundation's fourth statewide convening, Connections 2010: Leadership in Difficult Economic Times: Connecting Resources and People.
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Healthcare Georgia Foundation's third convening of grantees, partners and community leaders throughout Georgia, was held April 16-17, 2008, at The Westin Buckhead Atlanta.
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January 24, 2008
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ntroducing the new Georgia Enrollment Assister Resource–GEAR! GEAR is the new central hub of resources for Georgia's enrollment assisters and community partners that work with people to educate them on their health and health coverage options. GEAR is full of handouts, interactive consumer tools, important assister updates, and other materials that will help enrollment assisters and community organizations better educate Georgians on health insurance enrollment, how to use their insurance, and more. During the webinar, we will demonstrate how to access GEAR and review some of the materials that can be found there. We will also get your feedback about other resources you would like to see included on GEAR in the future. GEAR is built to help more Georgians connect to health coverage and we want it to work for you!
October 19, 2015

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The Rural Hospital & Health System Stabilization Pilot Program was established to assist in the financial stability to rural hospitals thru genuine care integration across the continuum of care. Building an integrated "Hub and Spoke" model fosters "the delivery of the right care, at the right time, in the right setting." The model is useful to prevent the over-utilization of the ED as a primary care access point and insures appropriate utilization of health care resources. The goal of the "Hub and Spoke" model is to deploy the best practice health care treatment methodologies and maximize existing and new technology to ensure that patients are being treated at the most appropriate level of care. This first webinar in a series of three will discuss (1) understanding the distress among rural hospitals, (2) developing opportunities to overcome financial drains, (3) understanding customer wants, needs, expectations versus reality, and (4) opportunities for our rural communities to develop and stabilize their health care delivery system.
September 30, 2015

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During the 2014 Georgia General Assembly, SB391 was enacted to provide a tax deduction for uncompensated physician preceptors who provide community based training for Georgia medical, physician assistant and nurse practitioner students. The impact of this program will reward physicians who volunteer their valuable time to train the next generation of MDs, PAs, and NPs. It will also assist academic centers as they recruit preceptors for their students. The Georgia Statewide AHEC Network Program Office was charged with administering the Georgia Preceptor Tax Incentive Program and certifying physician activity towards obtaining the deduction. This program provides GA-PTIP 2015 Updates for the physician preceptors.
September 25, 2015
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Pneumonia and influenza, both vaccine preventable diseases, greatly impact adults age 65 and older. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), the influenza immunization rate for adults in Georgia over age 65 in 2013 was 54.6 percent compared to the national average of 62.6 percent. No one in America should die from a vaccine preventable illness yet, in Georgia, we have low rates of vaccination for influenza and pneumonia among seniors. This is especially true for African American elders. Clinicians who serve seniors can prevent illness and deaths by assessing vaccine status and either providing the vaccine or referring their patients to locations to receive them. There are new laws that will facilitate widespread adoption of adult immunizations and their documentation in the statewide registry. Also, vaccinations are a covered benefit from most health plans including Medicare and Medicaid. Join this session to learn how you can play a part in protecting adults and seniors from unnecessary morbidity.
August 14, 2015
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Ms. Kornegay will give a follow-up presentation to the September 2014 program addressing the role of medical, nurse practitioner, and physician assistant academic programs in implementing GA-PTIP. She will review its intent, eligibility requirements, and reporting processes. The target audience will be academic program representatives who recruit and manage community-based preceptors.
August 5, 2015
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