Sofi Gratas covers rural health and health care for GPB. She joined GPB in June 2022 as a Report for America Corps member. Based in Macon, her coverage area includes Middle and South Georgia. Her focus is on the crisis facing rural communities that consistently rank near the bottom nationwide in heath and health care. Sofi is a 2020 graduate of the University of Georgia's Grady School of Journalism. Prior to joining GPB, she worked at the Red and Black and WUGA.
Budget hearings at the start of Georgia’s legislative session saw state departments dive into Gov. Brian Kemp’s proposed budget and make a case for funding priorities.
The Maternal Levels of Care program from the Joint Commission designates facilities by available services for moms and babies, expanding a public health health program meant to improve perinatal outcomes.
Georgia ranks in the top third of states lacking enough primary care physicians to meet the needs of medically underserved areas.
An expected end to the federal COVID-19 public health emergency next year means low-income Georgians should prepare for Medicaid evaluations, says the Georgia Department of Public Health
Harvesters, processors, manufacturers and others in the food chain have three years to comply with the new record keeping system, effective next month