On any given day, an estimated 20,000 phone calls come into domestic violence hotlines across the country, according to the National Network to End Domestic Violence. On top of that, 45 percent of female rape victims and 29 percent of male victims were raped by an intimate partner.
Georgia ranks near the bottom of all 50 states for the number of primary care providers. Recent data from America’s Health Rankings, 2018 Annual Report, places Georgia at 42nd for the number of primary care doctors per capita, 43rd in its supply of registered nurses and 48th in advanced practice nursing care.
The Georgia College Women's Center recently received word that the nearly $300,000 Department of Justice grant funding for Project BRAVE was renewed for another three years. Aimed at increasing knowledge surrounding power-based interpersonal violence and prevention through bystander intervention education, the Be BRAVE: Step Up training and other courses are offered monthly or on an as requested basis for student organizations and departments.
Georgia College’s School of Nursing received a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration (HRSA) Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship (AENT) grant. Totaling nearly $350,000, the grant funds the tuition, fees, books, other expenses and gives a stipend for all the students in the Master of Nursing in Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program.