“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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