Jimmy Carter Champions New Model for Rural Primary Care

Jun 22, 2018

Jimmy Carter's presidential campaign headquarters in Plains, Georgia.
Credit Jud McCranie

Georgia has a primary care problem. Six of the state's 159 counties have no practicing physicians, leaving many towns without access to local healthcare. Now, Former President Jimmy Carter is working to change that, starting with his hometown of Plains, Georgia.

On this week's Georgia Health Report, host Lauren Baggett talks with Andy Miller of Georgia Health News about Carter's partnership with Mercer University and their plan to offer a new model of primary care for rural communities. Read more.