Healthcare Georgia Foundation announces first-quarter grants

Twelve organizations will share more than $500,000 in grants from Healthcare Georgia Foundation that predominantly target rural health, health disparities, and distance learning for health professionals and nonprofits.

Foundation President Gary Nelson said that “as we address inequalities in health and health care through our grantmaking, we continue to see a significant health penalty imposed on Georgians who reside in our rural communities.  One’s health should not be determined by place of residence or ZIP code.”


The foundation said its recent funding for school-based health services, health care workforce development and rural health confirms the importance in health care of geographic location and five other powerful social determinants — poverty, unemployment, food insecurity, homelessness and lack of transportation.

Here are the foundation’s first-quarter grant recipients.