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Voices for Georgia's Children traveled to 4 rural counties: Whitfield, Dougherty, Effingham and Lamar, to hear firsthand, the barriers and struggles children living outside of the Atlanta metro area face in accessing quality health care. We worked with partners to identify counties that were geographically diverse in region. Parents, healthcare workers, government employees, law enforcement, community volunteers and school officials were placed into 8 focus groups, with sessions lasting approximately 1.5 hours each. Although participants differed in insurance and employment status, as well as in race and cultural backgrounds, one commonality stood out: a belief that children in their community deserve better.

Voices for Georgia's Children traveled to 4 rural counties: Whitfield, Dougherty, Effingham and Lamar, to hear firsthand, the barriers and struggles children living outside of the Atlanta metro area face in accessing quality health care. We worked with partners to identify counties that were geographically diverse in region. Parents, healthcare workers, government employees, law enforcement, community volunteers and school officials were placed into 8 focus groups, with sessions lasting approximately 1.5 hours each. Although participants differed in insurance and employment status, as well as in race and cultural backgrounds, one commonality stood out: a belief that children in their community deserve better.
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United States

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Voices for Georgia's Children traveled to 4 rural counties: Whitfield, Dougherty, Effingham and Lamar, to hear firsthand, the barriers and struggles children living outside of the Atlanta metro area face in accessing quality health care. We worked with partners to identify counties that were geographically diverse in region. Parents, healthcare workers, government employees, law enforcement, community volunteers and school officials were placed into 8 focus groups, with sessions lasting approximately 1.5 hours each. Although participants differed in insurance and employment status, as well as in race and cultural backgrounds, one commonality stood out: a belief that children in their community deserve better.

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English

Contact:

404-521-0311


Episodes

Episode 2: Dougherty County

11/15/2018
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In the second episode of our Challenges for Children podcast series, residents of Dougherty County discuss the barriers children there face when trying to access healthcare. Voices has a few select policy solutions, which could mitigate some of the challenges children and families face: Barriers to Healthcare for Georgia’s Children.

Duration:00:20:31

Episode 1: Lamar County

9/14/2018
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In the first episode of our Challenges for Children podcast series, residents of Lamar County discuss the barriers children there face when trying to access healthcare. Voices has a few select policy solutions, which could mitigate some of the challenges children and families face: Barriers to Healthcare for Georgia’s Children.

Duration:00:19:23