The Directors of the Georgia Health Foundation have awarded a grant to SOWEGA-AHEC in suport of its Youth Mental Health First Aid program.


The AHEC will offer four Youth MHFA programs to regional teachers, counselors, principals, school nurses, first responders, police officers, and volunteer leaders who work with youth. One training will be led by trainers outside of the region. The other three will be led by AHEC staff, certified trainers by the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare. These trainings will include techniques such as modeling, group discussions, personal reflection, role-play, documentaries, educational videos, and lectures.  These programs are not intended to train individuals to act as therapists but rather to become more aware of mental health issues and provide tools to make a difference in others’ lives.

SOWEGA-AHEC received a Georgia Access to Care, Treatment and Services (ACTS) / Breast Cancer License Tag grant. 


Pop Up Pink is a breast health initiative to educate Terrell County female residents about breast cancer screening.  Through this program, 250 women will be educated about breast cancer screening through local media and community events, 100 will receive clinical breast exams, and 200 will receive a mammography at Dawson Medical Center by the end of the grant period. 


Funding for this project is provided by the Georgia Department of Community Health/State Office of Rural Health and Georgia CORE. is the first-ever online cancer information center for Georgia.  On this website, patients, caregivers and providers have access to valuable information on cancer care and resources.  The Breast Cancer License Tag program is also featured on this site.





Healthcare Georgia Foundation Awards SOWEGA-AHEC $20,000
Continued Grant Award

Highlights include investments in the delivery of quality care
in Georgia’s public health districts

Atlanta, GA – May 21, 2015 - Healthcare Georgia Foundation announced its continued funding for two of the Foundation’s signature programs: the Connections conference and HealthTecdl, Healthcare Georgia Foundation’s distance learning program. Connections 2016 is the Foundation’s seventh, biannual statewide convening of Foundation grantees, partners, and community leaders, and is being planned for the first half of 2016. With more than 200 programs to date, HealthTecdl continues to produce high quality, live and on-demand programming for health nonprofits and the healthcare workforce. More than thirty programs are planned for the next 12 months.
Among the many recipients of the Foundation’s most recent grant awards, SOWEGA-AHEC was awarded a continued grant award of $20,000 as support for participation in HealthTecdl, including the production of five distance learning programs addressing rural health and healthcare and designed to strengthen Georgia’s healthcare workforce.