Dimple Desai, a research associate at the Georgia Health Policy Center, was featured on FOX’s WXTX News during our participation in New Horizons’ 2nd annual Children’s Mental Health Symposium.
As a single mother of two young girls, Michelle found herself in a nursing facility after suffering from a brain-stem stroke which led to loss of speech and quadriplegia.
“No one belongs in a nursing facility,” Michelle* said, “especially not at 34 years old. These are good people here but I didn’t belong there.”
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The challenge is immense – creating healthier communities by addressing a broad range of drivers of health while ultimately producing cost savings.
The solutions can be transformative.
The good news – efforts, small and large, are underway around the nation. Take a look at some of them.
The seven sites participating in Bridging for… more »
Access to quality, affordable housing is critical for supporting good health. For individuals and families with tight budgets, high housing costs can lead to tough choices between making rent and going to the doctor, between keeping the lights on and buying healthy food, or even between being part of a community or becoming socially isolated.
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Kathryn Lawler, excutive director for the Atlanta Regional Collaborative for Health Improvement, housed at the Georgia Health Policy Center, was recently quoted in the Kaiser Health News article “Atlanta Struggles To Meet MLK’s Legacy On Health Care.” Read the full article here.
Using behavior over time graphs can spur systems thinking and advance a shared understanding of complex challenges among diverse groups, according to a paper recently published in Preventing Chronic Disease by Georgia Health Policy Center researcher Jane Branscomb and her coauthors at the National Maternal and Child Health Workforce Development Center at University of North… more »
Intensive care coordination helps to save money by serving youth with severe mental health in community-based settings rather than inpatient facilities, according to a study published by Georgia Health Policy Center researchers in the Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics. This is the first study to find evidence of longer-term spending reductions for… more »
Georgia is home to one of the nation’s largest populations of individuals with sickle cell disease, with more than 7,000 individuals living with the disease in almost every county in Georgia. Data from public health, hospitals and insurance claims are collected in Georgia to better understand who lives with the disease, how and where they… more »
An article by Giselle Moses, a research coordinator for the Georgia Health Policy Center, was featured in The Signal. Moses discusses the importance of blood donation, especially in the case of patients living with sickle cell disease and thalassemia. View the article here.
Can affordable housing policies lead to healthier communities? Based on recent work by the Georgia Health Policy Center, the answer is a resounding yes!
Investments in affordable housing improve the health, quality of life, and opportunities for Georgia residents. Furthermore, developing more affordable housing in areas of “lower-risk” could save the lives of up to… more »