Place Matters series


Place Matters is a series of nine articles about health care in Southwest Georgia, an area of the state that has great health needs and challenges but also innovative approaches to such problems. The series is the product of a collaboration between Georgia Health News and the health and medical journalism graduate program at UGA Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, a partnership made possible by the Ford Foundation and Grady College.

Find all of the stories here:
HIV in an unexpected place: A quiet epidemic in SW Georgia
At Easter Seals, ‘every single life has potential’
Child obesity in farm country: Colquitt fights nutrition battle
Ramp builders to the rescue: A life-changing service for Georgians with disabilities
Loss of the local hospital leaves a big hole in a rural region
A clubhouse for learning gives hope to kids with mental illness
Fighting ticks with fire: A health benefit from forest management
Food insecurity in farm country, and how a ‘manna drop’ helps fight it
Clay County: A lot of impoverished patients . . . and one dedicated doctor