Child Health & Well-Being

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“Child policy touches almost all aspects of society. It is a workforce issue, an economic issue, a community issue, and a moral issue. We all have vested interests in seeing to it that our society produces healthy, well-educated adults capable of handling the types of jobs our world economy is producing, and we find a way for all of our children to at least have the chance to be successful in life.” — Ambassador Andrew Young

Building upon Andrew Young’s recognition of the importance of child policy and increasing evidence that a child’s educational attainment is the single largest determinant of later life health, the Georgia Health Policy Center (GHPC) approaches child health and well-being from a systems perspective that addresses “the whole child.”

The center aims to improve child outcomes and child and family policies through applied policy analysis, research, and provision of technical assistance. GHPC is actively engaged in programs in the areas of school health; childhood obesity, nutrition, and physical activity; child care and early learning program quality standards; children’s behavioral health; and children’s insurance coverage.

 

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Featured Projects

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    SHAPE
    About this Project Georgia SHAPE, Gov. Nathan Deal’s childhood obesity initiative, was initiated in 2012 to address the poor health...
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    Babies Born Healthy Evaluation
    About this Project The Atlanta Regional Collaborative for Health Improvement (ARCHI) is an interdisciplinary, coalition working to transform the region’s...
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    Middle School Physical Activity and Nutrition Peer Leadership Project
    About this Project The Middle School Physical Activity and Nutrition (MSPAN) peer leader project aims to improve student health behavior...
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    PICH
    About this Project The Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness’ (FCDHW) Partnerships to Improve Community Health (PICH) Program supports...

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Meet the Experts

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  • Angela Snyder
    Angie Snyder is an associate project director at the Georgia Health Policy Center, and her work focuses on applied...
  • Ann DiGirolamo
    Ann DiGirolamo is an associate project director at the Georgia Health Policy Center and director of the Center of...
  • Debra Kibbe
    Debra Kibbe is a senior research associate at the Georgia Health Policy Center (GHPC). For almost two decades she...