As a lead-in to the 2018 Rural Healthcare Symposium at the University of Georgia School of Law, we are highlighting two of the leading issues in rural healthcare in the upcoming legislative and calendar year.
PANEL 1 - 2:30 PMMedicaid: Georgia's Path ForwardMedicaid and rural healthcare go hand in hand. Panelists will preview various approaches to Medicaid reform in Georgia, from 1115 waiver program to full expansion, examining national trends and local perspectives. Panelists include:
William S. Custer, PhD, Georgia State UniversityLaura Harker, Georgia Budget & Policy InstituteBeth Stephens, Georgia WatchReinetta Waldrop, DrPH, Morehouse School of Medicine
PANEL 2 - 3:30 PMBehavioral Health Solutions for Rural PopulationsShortages and disparities in behavioral healthcare are longstanding problems. Identifying rural solutions is even more elusive, but a myriad of psychiatric, acute care and community providers are combining to do just that. This panel will highlight innovations designed for the rural behavioral health patient. Panelists include:
Ron Manderscheid, PhD, National Rural Mental Health AssociationDr. Sarah Vinson, Morehouse School of MedicineGlyn Thomas, PhD, Unison Behavioral HealthGA Senator Renee Unterman, Chair Health and Human Services Committee
Funded by a grant from Healthcare Georgia Foundation.