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New Mothers Face Challenges in the Maternity Care Deserts of Rural Georgia

Remote Chance: Health Care in Rural America, a digital-first series of short films by award-winning filmmaker Elizabeth Arledge, made possible by

New Mothers Face Challenges in the Maternity Care Deserts of Rural Georgia

In rural Georgia, pregnant Black women are at high risk for physical and mental health issues. New mother Jorelle Godwin shares a moving story of her own mental health struggles during pregnancy, and her obstetrician Dr. Joy Baker addresses larger issues for this community.

Visit our Remote Chance: Health Care in Rural America series page to learn more about the key issues impacting maternal care and mental health in rural America and find ways to break the stigma.

About the Series

The pandemic has exacerbated the crisis in rural health care and mental health in America. To raise awareness, educate, reduce stigma, and change the national conversation, Remote Chance: Health Care in Rural America shares a portrait of the disparities in rural and frontier regions of the United States in care and mental health. From lack of services to isolation and ethnic inequities, the series presents facts and figures and short, digital-first films by award-winning filmmaker Elizabeth Arledge to shine a light on this crisis.

Support provided by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Short films produced, directed, and written by Elizabeth Arledge/Gurney Street Films.

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