ACA Increases Medicalized Treatment of Substance Use Disorders

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

Posted On April 19, 2017
Categories Featured Stories, News

“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 »

Online Platforms Impactful, But Enhanced Knowledge Sharing Needed

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 »

Women, Minorities More Likely to Report Workplace Bullying, Research Study Shows

Posted On March 30, 2017
Categories Press Releases


For Immediate Release March 30, 2017

Contact: Lori Solomon, 404-413-0280, 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 »

Meet GHPC’s Health Reform Work Group

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 »

Take-Home Advice from Community Initiatives Improving Health & Equity

Posted On March 8, 2017
Categories Featured Stories

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 »