The Georgia State Office of Rural Health (SORH) has recently implemented a plan to expand its communication vision for the office that will shine a spotlight on the diverse work of the Georgia SORH through the creation of short, informative videos that will enlighten both the general public as well as the many partners on the SORH's impact on rural healthcare.
To help tell the story of the four program sections that comprise the Georgia SORH office, quarterly videos spotlighting one of the sections will be posted on SORH's website and social media platforms that can be viewed and shared. The idea for these enlightening, informative and fun videos was initiated as a vehicle to spotlight the vast amount of work and activity that comes out of an office with a small but dedicated staff.
A swing bed is a service that critical access hospitals with a Medicare provider agreement as well as rural hospitals offer that allows a patient to continue receiving services in the hospital even after acute care is no longer required. This video gives an overview of the increasing importance of swing beds both in the current climate of healthcare and the financial health of rural hospitals.
National Rural Health Day 2020
The Georgia State Office of Rural Health (SORH) celebrates "the power of rural" on National Rural Health Day, Thursday, November 19, 2020. For more information on National Rural Health Day, visit https://www.powerofrural.org/.
The Georgia State Office of a Rural Health has chosen to spotlight the Georgia Farmworker Health Program, or GFHP, a migrant health program - now in its 27th year - which works to improve the general health status of Georgia’s migratory and seasonal agriculture workers and their families by providing cost-effective, culturally appropriate primary healthcare. The program oversees the utilization of 6 grant-funded mobile clinics, and this video takes viewers to two, the Ellenton Health Clinic in Ellenton, GA, and the Phoebe Sumter Primary Medical Clinic in Ellaville, GA. For more information on mobile units, please visit the Georgia SORH Farmworker Health Program page at https://dch.georgia.gov/divisionsoffices/state-office-rural-health/farmworker-health-program.
HPSA: Health Professional Shortage Areas
This latest video focuses on Health Professional Shortage Areas, otherwise known as HPSAs, which were created by the authorizing statute for the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) to fulfill the statutory requirement that NHSC personnel be directed to areas of greatest need. This video gives an overview into the important role and ways that HPSAs are used to identify areas, populations groups, and facilities within the United States that are experiencing a shortage of health care professionals. For more information regarding HPSAs, please visit data.HRSA.gov.