The Emory Prevention Research Center (EPRC) performs health research in partnership with communities. The EPRC is part of the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University in Atlanta Georgia.
The EPRC is working to reduce the burden of cancer and health disparities in the state of Georgia. It focuses primarily on the mostly rural region of Southwest Georgia where chronic diseases have a disproportionate impact on the population.
View the EPRC Spring 2013 Newsletter
Award recognizes a community-oriented rural health care practice, whether a group or an individual physician, that has improved direct access to health care services and information for rural people through innovative, comprehensive approaches. This year the award goes to Frances Ferguson, MD. Dr. Ferguson currently treats patient needs in 3 of Albany Area Primary Health Cares' most rural centers located in Baker, Calhoun, and Dooly Counties (each 25 - 55 miles from her home). Pictured on the right with, and nominating, Dr. Ferguson is Tary Brown, CEO of Albany Area Primary Health Care.
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The American Medical News reports a sharp increase is expected in the number of nurse practitioners. The growth in the profession will be especially noticeable in primary care, according to a new report.