Quick Facts

The Georgia Health Policy Center (GHPC) is housed within the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University. The center has worked with more than 100 diverse public and private clients at the local, state, and national levels and has impacted health in more than 1,200 communities across the country over its 20-year history.




Located in Atlanta, GA
Established in 1995
13 affiliated university faculty
62 staff members
70-plus active projects across the country


Recent Achievements

  • To assist public health leaders in thinking adaptively and planning strategically through health and health care system transformation, GHPC, along with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Network of Public Health Institutes, developed the online tool Leading through Health System Change. In 2016, the team updated and relaunched the widely used planning tool with fresh content on the Affordable Care Act, new examples showcasing best practices from across the country, and integrated-learning modules specific to public health topic areas. The relaunched website — still a free resource — provides users with a powerful, one-stop source for health reform information, a learning process for adaptive thinking, and step-by-step guidance for strategic planning.
  • To date more than 120 legislators and staff have attended the Legislative Health Policy Certificate Program, and almost 40 of the participating legislators and staff have continued on to attend an Advanced Health Policy Institute session. The certificate program serves as a national model for encouraging legislators to engage in a broader, more systematic approach to health policymaking.


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