Georgia Southern University

SGNECO

Project SGNECO: South Georgia Network to End Childhood Obesity

Awarded in 2013, the South Georgia Network to End Childhood Obesity (SGNECO) will form a new network focused on childhood obesity prevention in 16 rural South Georgia counties.

The network will be comprised of representatives from:
  • Georgia Southern University’s Rural Health Research Institute
  • Mercer University’s Center for Rural Health and Health Disparities
  • The Southeast Health District
  • The State Office of Rural Health
The RHRI will spend the grant year:
  • Creating by-laws for the network.
  • Conducting community needs assessments for the 16 county target region.
  • Completing a multi-year strategic plan.
Rural Health Research Institute • P.O. Box 8028 • Statesboro, GA 30460 • (912) 478-7254 • rhri@georgiasouthern.edu