The Affordable Care Act (ACA) appears to be having an impact on medicalizing treatment of substance use disorder (SUD), according to a study recently published in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs. While organizational changes at treatment centers and shifts in treatment approaches were modest from 2010-2014, the increases in referrals from health care providers,… more »
Bridging for Health Advisory Panel Insights Part 1: Strengthening Coalitions to Improve Health Equity
“Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success.” — Henry Ford
Building and sustaining a strong coalition of diverse, yet invested participants is no small challenge. We recently asked the Bridging for Health advisory panel for their tips for building an inclusive collaborative, pitfalls to… more »
Women and minority groups report experiencing higher levels of workplace bullying, according to a new study by Georgia State University researchers.
The study, published in the journal Social Science Research, found that in addition to experiencing higher levels of workplace bullying, women and minorities also report higher levels of anxiety and lower levels of… more »
The number of resources available to catalyze and support community health improvement efforts is growing substantially. Users report that platforms have positively influenced their health transformation efforts. Yet, there are opportunities for growth and maturation among online platforms in the areas of collaboration, technological advancement, and knowledge sharing. A future focus on these areas may… more »
For Immediate Release March 30, 2017
Contact: Lori Solomon, 404-413-0280, firstname.lastname@example.org Georgia Health Policy Center, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University
ATLANTA—Women and minority groups report experiencing higher levels of workplace bullying, according to a new study by Georgia State University researchers.
The study, published in the… more »
The Georgia Health Policy Center just released a video showcasing the process of community innovation as part of Bridging for Health: Improving Community Health Through Innovations in Financing, supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
The video highlights the Bridging for Health work in five participating communities and focuses on how leverage for… more »
When the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was passed in 2010, the Georgia Health Policy Center (GHPC) undertook comprehensive efforts to understand and translate the law for local, state, and national audiences. As health reform is once again being debated, GHPC is taking a leading role in analyzing current health reform proposals.
With expertise in expertise… more »
The Georgia Health Policy Center (GHPC) recently released its strategic plan for research, Georgia Health Policy Center Scholarship: A Review and Five-Year Strategic Plan for Research Volume 1 (2016–2020).
For more than 20 years, GHPC has lived its mission of integrating research, policy, and programs to advance health and well-being. The center remains committed… more »
The Georgia Health Policy Center, on behalf of Communities Joined in Action, recently released the latest installment of the Take-Home Advice from Community Initiatives Improving Health & Equity series. These regular updates provide usable, take-home advice intended to accelerate local organizations’ efforts toward achieving better health and well-being for their communities.
This latest… more »
The Georgia Health Policy Center is working with five extraordinary sites as part of Bridging for Health: Improving Community Health Through Innovations in Financing, sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. This effort provides an exciting opportunity to share learnings from across sites to support others working on initiating financial innovations that aim to… more »