About the Center for Rural Health Support and Study 

Augusta University’s Center for Rural Health Support and Study addresses ongoing concerns with the health and well-being of all Georgians, particularly those located in rural areas.  Currently, there are major issues surrounding the provision of health services to our rural population.  A multidisciplinary approach, along with further investigation to determine best practices and approaches, will be implemented to assist the stabilization of rural hospitals and help ensure that citizens of rural Georgia have access to care in their communities. 

Rural hospitals provide health care to 20% of Americans. Augusta University will support rural hospitals as they provide health care and emergency care to local citizens and serve as economic engines for their community.

As Georgia’s Academic Health Center and one of the University System of Georgia’s research universities, we are uniquely positioned to assist in both addressing the current problems with rural health care and discovering future solutions.  Dr. Brooks Keel, President of Augusta University, has designated rural health as a priority for this institution and embraced the recommendations of the Task Force which he convened to discuss and study practices around stabilizing rural hospitals. 

Contact Us

Phone: 706-721-9540
Fax: 706-446-1050