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Report: Limited medical access hurts Georgia’s minorities

Atlanta Journal-Constitution, April 21, 2008

Sixteen Georgia counties scored F grades in a state report that underscores the high rate of premature deaths among African-Americans. The report details how African-Americans and other minorities generally have worse health and more limited access to medical services than other Georgians. Georgia's Department of Community Health and its Minority Health Advisory Council called for counties and their business, religious, education and healthcare leaders to work together to solve the problem.