Georgia to receive $1.4M from USDA for distance learning and telemedicine

Georgia is among 37 states that would receive grants earmarked for rural technology. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has issued $1.4 million for distance learning and telemedicine projects for five Georgia organizations. “Distance learning and telemedicine make it easier for thousands of rural residents to take advantage of economic, health care and educational opportunities without having to travel long distances,” Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Donald “DJ” LaVoy said in a statement. Telemedicine allows health care providers to care for patients remotely while distance learning offers students virtual education.…

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