The Georgia Rural Health Association (GRHA) is the oldest state rural health association in the country. Founded in 1981, this nonprofit network of healthcare providers, educators, and individuals is united in its commitment to improve the health and healthcare services of rural Georgians.

The Georgia Rural Health Association & Georgia Health Policy Center invites you to join us for:

Rural Health Day at the Capital

Rural Health Day at the Capital

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
8:30 a.m. – Noon

Georgia State Capital
Second Floor, South Wing


We hope to see you there!

2019 GRHA Annual Membership and Rural Health Clinic Conference

Join us on beautiful Jekyll Island, Georgia at the Westin Jekyll Island. Additional nights (highlighted in the calendar) are available at discounted rates to extend your stay if you like.  Note, the Conference dates are Oct. 28-30.

Westin on Jekyll Island
October 28 – 30, 2019

Registration fee for GRHA members: $129
Registration fee for GRHA non-members: $149

Click for more information and conference registration.

Click for 2019 GRHA Annual and RHC Conference Agenda


2019 GRHA Conference Presentations

The QUILT of solutions needed for the rural health workforce

Steven Allen Adams, Understanding HCCs: Payment for Performance

Ambetter from Peach State Health Plan: Provider Orientation

Aaron Higgins, MIPS for Rural Health Providers

Claudia Heymach, Goodpill: Good Health Above All Else

Patty & Jeff Harper, Creating a Culture of Perpetual Compliance

Patty & Jeff Harper, RHC Updates to Emergency Drugs, Program Evaluation, and Emergency Preparedness

Christopher Ervin, Community Health Advanced by Medical Practice Superstars (CHAMPS)

Gary Lucas, Generating New Revenue in RHCs using Quality Reporting and Care Management Services

Sherrie Williams, Global Partnership for Telehealth Overview with a SBHC Emphasis

Joe Tallent, Effingham Health System School Based Telemedicine

Shirelle King & Pamela Matthews, An Introduction to GaHIN: Georgia’s State Designated HIE


Good Pill: Medication Access to the Underserved

Good Pill is a nonprofit pharmacy that charges a nominal flat fee regardless of your insurance status and delivers directly to the patient’s home.

For presentation material and contact information, click here

May 1, 2019 Rural Health Clinic Conference
With Patty & Jeff Harper
Inquiseek Rural Health Clinic Consulting
at Mercer University


You’re Invited…

Georgia Rural Health Association’s
Rural Health Day at the Capitol

When:2018 GRHA Legislative w Governor
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
8:30 A.M. until 10:30 A.M.

Georgia State Capitol
Second Floor, South Wing

GRHA Annual Membership and Rural Health Clinic Conference

Click here to see the Presentations.

If you have any questions, Contact Charles Owens by email at cowens@georgiasouthern.edu or by phone at 229.322.8290.

GRHA RHC Conference December 2017

December 11, 12, & 13 (Mon-Wed) in Savannah, Georgia


Georgia Rural Health Association 2017 Conference

November 5 – 8 in Jekyll Island, Georgia.


GRHA SHIP Webinar for CFO Board Communication Training

Provided by Steve Bedsole, CPA, Parter, Draffin & Tucker
Sponsored by the SHIP Grant (CFDA: 93.301) via the State Office of Rural Health

 Video link:


If you experience technical difficulties, please contact: Charles Owens at cowens@georgiasouthern.edu or call 229 322 8290.

Successful April 2017 RHC Conference!

A special thank you to our Presenters!