In Georgia, school nurses offices take the lead in providing health care in rural areas

From Kaiser Health News comes this story from Georgia Health News on how students, faculty, and staff of schools in Berrien County will have access to a full range of medical experts via telemedicine.  The service began in Nashville, Georgia, and early next year, all public schools in the county will participate.  This initiative is part of the Affordable Care Act to promote school-based medical care in underserved areas.

According to Georgia Health News, the Georgia Partnership for TeleHealth was key to the program’s creation. “The partnership is one of nine ‘resource centers’ designated by the feds to help promote the concept around the country to this project, helping the state to become a model for other state’s programs.”

 

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