Future of Rural Health & Wellness

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Georgia Museum of Agriculture & Historic Village

Conference Center
1392 Whiddon Mill Road
Tifton, GA 31793

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Wednesday, July 20, 2022

9:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Join the Georgia Chamber for a one-day event designed to foster discussion around the future of rural health and wellness. This year’s program will focus on programs and innovation to increase rural health outcomes as well as strategies to develop the rural healthcare workforce pipeline. Our event will take place at the Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village Conference Center located at 1392 Whiddon Mill Rd., Tifton, GA.

The agenda includes many experts and leaders from key healthcare companies and organizations as well as community leaders prepared to discuss readiness opportunities for all rural stakeholders.

STATEWIDE RURAL HEALTHCARE UPDATE Georgia’s society and economy are rapidly changing and the pandemic, coupled with the recession, has changed how we address innovation, what we consider community, how we work, and ultimately how we approach life. Considering healthcare as vital rural infrastructure, explore what comes next and how we prepare for the future.

MOBILE UNITS INCREASING RURAL ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE Increasing access to healthcare is a priority across rural Georgia. Hear how one community utilizes mobile units to take chronic condition management services into rural communities, delivering a fully comprehensive experience for the region’s citizens.

FARM TO TABLE: HEALTHCARE EDITION Addressing multiple rural issues at once, learn how this for-profit social enterprise is increasing general wellness by reducing farm waste and increasing access to fresh produce. Not only providing fruits and vegetables to food insecure populations, this company partners with businesses to provide opportunities to invest in employee wellness as a corporate benefit.

WELLNESS AS A STRATEGIC GROWTH DRIVER A healthy community equals a healthy economy. Learn how a commitment to mental and physical wellness can provide a return on investment as a strategic growth driver.

RURAL PRACTITIONER RECRUITING & STAFFING Attracting healthcare professionals to rural communities requires an all-in approach and each stakeholder has a part to play. Challenge your ideas with datapoints from a nation-wide survey to find out what it really takes to recruit practitioners into your community. 

LIVING WELL WITH TELEHEALTH: A NEW DIRECTION FOR COMMUNITY HOSPITALS Advances in technology have increased telehealth opportunities in community hospitals. Hear from experts how this access contributes to workforce retention, keeping practitioners in rural communities.

UNDERSTANDING THE ROLE OF SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH IN DEVELOPING A WORKFORCE As businesses address workforce challenges and navigate the labor shortage crisis, learn how social determinants of health impact the workforce pipeline by affecting a wide range of health, functioning, and quality-of-life outcomes and risks.

This agenda is subject to change based on speaker availability and other factors that would contribute to essential adjustments, but represents the general nature of topics to be discussed at this event.
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