Closer Look: Fulton Studies Affordable Housing & Community Development; Georgia Rural Health Innovation Center Connects Rural Hospital Executives With Mandated Training

Dawn Butler, division manager with Fulton County Department of Community Development, and Jeremy D. Gray, principal with the Mosaic Group, join “Closer Look” in studio to discuss the Community Development Plan and Fair Housing Study.
Dawn Butler, division manager with Fulton County Department of Community Development, and Jeremy D. Gray, principal with the Mosaic Group, join “Closer Look” in studio to discuss the Community Development Plan and Fair Housing Study.
Credit Grace Walker

Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019 on “Closer Look with Rose Scott:”

  • 0:00: Rose Scott gives a news brief with an update on several local elections in Georgia.
  • And in other news, there will be no “Peach Drop” in Atlanta this year.
  • Finally, the NBA has suspended Atlanta Hawks forward John Collins for 25 games after he tested positive for “Growth Hormone Releasing Peptide-2,” a performance-enhancing drug.
  • 02:52: Last year, Georgia lawmakers enacted House Bill 769, which aimed to address some of the healthcare issues in rural and under-served areas. The bill was wide-ranging and included several possible solutions, including setting aside special funds to establish the Georgia Rural Health Innovation Center at Mercer University’s School of Medicine. The new center, in part, has been tasked with approving a set of leadership training standards for hospital board executives. Debra Stokes, executive director at the Georgia Rural Health Innovation Center at Mercer University School of Medicine, joins “Closer Look” in the studio to explain how this new training will work.
Debra Stokes, executive director at the Georgia Rural Health Innovation Center at Mercer University School of Medicine, joins “Closer Look” in the studio.
Debra Stokes, executive director at the Georgia Rural Health Innovation Center at Mercer University School of Medicine, joins “Closer Look” in the studio. (Photo credit: Grace Walker)
  • 32:58: With issues of housing and wages at the forefront in our region what will the metro area look like in the five years? That’s the focus of a new five-year plan and data collection project in Fulton County. Dawn Butler, division manager with Fulton County Department of Community Development and Jeremy D. Gray, principal with the Mosaic Group, join “Closer Look” in the studio to discuss the Community Development Plan and Fair Housing Study.

Closer Look is produced by Candace Wheeler and Grace Walker. Joy Barge is a contributing producer.