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The Association's mission includes:

Promoting rural health as a district concern in Georgia

Serving as an advocate for rural health by promoting improved health status, healthcare systems, and health-related education for rural Georgians.

Encouraging the development of appropriate healthcare resources for residents of rural Georgia

To accomplish this mission, GRHA acts as a conduit for the exchange and distribution of information intended to improve health outcomes and preserve health services throughout rural Georgia.

Meet Some of Our Board Members

A team dedicated to serve you to promote and improve rural health in Georgia.

Lloyd Sirmons

Lloyd Sirmons

GRHA Executive Director

Erin Mundy

GRHA President

Augusta University
Director of Community Based Training Programs

Carla Belcher

GRHA Treasurer

Community Health Care Systems


Poverty rates for rural counties exceed those in urban counties by 58%


The number of physicians per capita in rural counties is half of the one in urban areas. There are also dramatic shortages of nurses, therapists, and nutritionists.

Other Rural Health Facts

  • The crude death rate is higher in rural areas than the urban county rate. From Georgia Center for Rural Health and Research.

  • Lower educational levels found in rural counties contribute to poverty and handicap the individual and family in making health decisions.