CATALYST - FALL 2018 VOL 1 NO 2 - Page 6

“ CATALYST Instead of bringing a program to the community, we’re letting the community tell us what they need. for — OLIVE WEDDERBURN, Bainbridge, GA ” [ Click on a photo above with audio icon to hear the individual’s view of health equity. ] new movement is forming across Georgia that is changing our conversations about healthcare. Over the past year, through Healthcare Georgia Foundation’s Two Georgias Initiative, eleven rural coalitions have convened scores of representatives from diverse sectors of their communities, listened to the needs of local residents, and designed plans to improve health and healthcare for rural Georgians. 6 “Instead of bringing a program to the community, we’re letting the community tell us what they need,” said Olive Wedderburn, a coalition member of Collaborative Impact for Decatur County. Based on those community needs, coalition members went to work in 2017 to address how social determinants such as transportation, education, poverty, literacy, food insecurity, and HEALTHCARE GEORGIA FOUNDATION