The Who How and Why
Updated: Dec 2, 2019
Who does Share Health Serve? The Share Health Scholarship Program is a mechanism to further our mission, as well as a strategy to retain the healthcare workforce in the following counties: Appling, Atkinson, Bacon, Brantley, Bulloch, Candler, Charlton, Clinch, Coffee, Evans, Jeff Davis, Pierce, Tattnall, Toombs, Ware and Wayne.
How does Share Health serve the community? Share Health engages partners on a grassroots level across the 16 counties of the South East Health District to identify and understand unmet health issues facing our rural communities. Focused community driven health initiatives result from this collaboration. We have also committed to ensuring a highly-skilled healthcare workforce for the region through our scholarship program.
Why is this important? Southeast Georgia faces chronic shortages in health care professionals, from nurses and physicians to dentists and licensed professional counselors. Students from rural areas who graduate with a health professions degree are more likely to return to a rural area to practice.