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River Edge Wins National Health Information Technology Grant


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Ali Yallah, Chief Information Officer & Project Manager

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River Edge Wins National Health Information Technology Grant


Central Georgia’s River Edge Behavioral Health Center joined the country’s health information technology elite this month. 


From an applicant pool of well over a hundred organizations, River Edge was one of 2 organizations in Georgia and 27 organizations across the country to win a 3 year health information technology grant from the United States Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration.  The grant is for $280,000 each of the 3 years of the project.


River Edge will use the funds to expand telemedicine use, to implement improved, internal staff training through internet conferencing, and to implement client health portals and electronic linking for adults seeking addiction recovery.  The project targets serving 4,400 adults from at least ten Georgia counties each of the three years of the project.

River Edge partnered with View Point Health – formerly known as GRN Community Service Board – and Charles Martin of Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville to make application. 

“We are delighted to have these new resources to create new jobs in our communities, to improve treatment delivery and health outcomes in central Georgia.” said Ali Yallah, River Edge’s Chief Information Officer and the project’s manager.

River Edge Behavioral Health Center provided services to more than 11,000 children, youth and adults experiencing mental health, addiction or developmental disability challenges in, predominantly, Georgia’s Baldwin, Bibb, Jones, Monroe, Putnam, Twiggs or Wilkinson counties last year. 

To get help in Baldwin County call: 478-445-1290, in Bibb County call: 478-803-7625, in Monroe county call: 478-994-7600.