ACOM Students Present at Grow Southeast Alabama Meeting

Cassandra Abrams and Lauren Feaster, second year students (OMS II) recently attended the monthly meeting for Grow Southeast Alabama to discuss their research on rural healthcare.

The ACOM students presented their research project during the meeting on access to healthcare in rural areas of Alabama and how a mobile clinic could benefit an area. Establishing medical care for underserved rural communities is a topic that is familiar to ACOM with a recent groundbreaking of a new clinic in Taylor, Alabama, which will join our existing ACOM Ashford Clinic in Ashford, Alabama. This passion is reflected in ACOM students like Cassandra and Lauren. Their passion and hard work on this research project is admirable, and their acknowledgment by Grow Southeast Alabama is a tremendous accomplishment.

Grow Southeast Alabama is an organization representing 11 Alabama counties working together to market the region, also known as the “Wiregrass”, towards opportunities for cultural and economic growth and development. In addition to target industries such as aerospace, agriculture, fabrication, manufacturing, automotive, and logistics, Grow Southeast Alabama is also working towards promoting and advancing healthcare-related industries in southeast Alabama.