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About Our Initiative

Whether it’s an aging population, a hospital closure, or the departure of a community’s only family doctor or dentist, as rural Georgians face increasing healthcare challenges, Healthcare Georgia Foundation believes that local ideas and new partnerships can demonstrate what is possible when communities come together to address these critical issues.

The goal of The Two Georgias Initiative – a new community investment from Healthcare Georgia Foundation – is to foster healthcare innovation by supporting local partnerships seeking to improve health and expand access to quality healthcare services in Georgia’s rural communities.

One’s health should not be determined by their place of residence or their zip code.

In June 2017, Healthcare Georgia Foundation awarded nine-month planning grants to 11 rural Community Health Coalitions seeking to improve healthcare access for residents in their communities. 

In June 2018, the Foundation awarded the 11 coalitions $1,100,000 to implement the Community Health Improvement Plans in their areas. See more information about the work of The Two Georgias Initiative in the brief video below.

Each of the Coalitions stands to benefit from more than half a million dollars in funding and technical resources through the Initiative that include those highlighted below to support their work over the next several years.


For more information on The Two Georgias Initiative contact:
Lisa Medellin, Director of Programs
phone: 404.653.0990

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