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District 4 Health Equity Navigator Program
Welcome, and thank you for visiting the Georgia District 4 Health Equity Navigator Program. Our team of professionals and volunteers is dedicated to outreach and community programs designed to combat healthcare inequities, disparities, and social determinants of health barriers in rural and underserved communities of West Georgia.
Combatting Healthcare Disparities in West Georgia
The Mercer University School of Medicine Health Equity Navigator Program is designed to increase knowledge of and access to resources to combat the effects of health disparities in rural and underserved communities in a 12-county region of West Georgia (Upson, Lamar, Pike, Spalding, Meriwether, Troup, Heard, Carroll, Coweta, Fayette, Henry, and Butts).
Navigators work with community members and organizations to conduct outreach and engagement focused on key health issues within the community; training community members on health topics and the impact of health differences on their community; providing chronic disease prevention resources; and connecting community members to resources and services that address underlying issues that drive health.
The Mercer University School of Medicine Health Equity Navigator Program is an active project of the Center for Rural Health and Health Disparities, which is dedicated to implementing community-driven solutions to improve health disparity issues in rural and underserved areas of Georgia.
Their overall mission is to partner with rural and underserved communities to engage in interdisciplinary research, training and community outreach designed to generate novel, community-driven methods for eliminating health disparities. The Center for Rural Health and Health Disparities is one of only two rural-and-underserved-focused NIH Centers of Excellence in the nation and operates numerous programs focused on eliminating disparities in maternal and infant mortality, opioid overdose and chronic diseases. Our work is supported by the NIH’s National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, HRSA’s Office of Rural Health Policy and HRSA’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau.
To establish, build, and promote continual health awareness and provide vital resources to improve the lives and health of people across rural and underserved communities.
Counties We Serve
HENP At Work
Meet The Team
MD, PhD, MCHES
Associate Professor, Mercer School of Medicine Department of Community Health
Healthcare News From HENP
Healthcare Events Near You
Health Equity Navigator Program (HENP) staff and volunteers will be participating in and hosting events near you – watch here for upcoming events in your community.
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