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Distance Learning: Georgia’s Health Safety Net…the First In and the Last Out

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Donna Looper, Georgia Free Clinic Network
Katherine Cummings, Georgia Rural Health Association
Duane A. Kavka, Duane A. Kavka, Georgia Association for Primary Health Care

Session Description: 
With health reform on its way down the pipeline, millions of Americans and thousands of Georgians will possibly for the first time in their lives, be covered by health insurance; but this change will take time and there are still many who will go and remain uninsured. Safety Net providers offer health care services to the uninsured and underserved when they have no where to turn. During this webcast, three leaders of Georgia’s health safety net will outline the current conditions, needs, issues and challenges of the safety net and the opportunities presented under health reform.

Session Objectives:
Upon completion of this session, participants will:

  • Learn about different types of safety net providers and the role they play in providing primary care to the uninsured/underinsured in Georgia.
  • Receive a glimpse into what it takes to make the safety net work and what an ideal structure looks like
  • Understand how health reform will affect the safety net in Georgia
Technology Requirements:

Participants registering for programs should have access to the following technology for best viewing and participation:

  • Personal computer with Macintosh or Windows with 512 MB of RAM
  • Broadband internet connection such as an office LAN, DSL, or cable modem
  • Phone next to personal computer (or speaker phone if multiple people are viewing)
  • Computer speakers (built-in or attached)
  • Latest version of Adobe Flash which can be downloaded for free at

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