The Georgia REdHHoTT project, with support from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has launched a free, web-based continuing education series to increase awareness of and adherence to evidence-based transfusion practices in sickle cell disease (SCD).
Blood transfusion is an established therapy for treating and preventing certain SCD-related complications. The goal of… more »
On Oct. 12, the White House announced that the federal government would immediately stop making payments to insurers, called cost-sharing reductions, that reimburse insurance companies for lowering the costs of health insurance for low-income Americans.
Self-reported crime exposure is significantly associated with poorer behavioral health in adolescents, according to a study published recently in the Community Mental Health Journal by a Georgia Health Policy Center researcher. Since both direct victimization and indirect exposure, through witnessing violence or knowing someone who was victimized, are independently tied to poorer mental health… more »
ATLANTA– Mayor Kasim Reed today announced that the City of Atlanta has entered the next phase of its pilot program with the World Economic Forum to improve outcomes and reduce costs for patients suffering with heart failure. More than one hundred representatives from healthcare providers, patient advocacy groups, public sector organizations, pharmaceutical companies,… more »
The Georgia Health Policy Center is in the midst of implementing its five-year strategic plan for research. In 2016, GHPC took important steps to grow the center’s research outputs and strengthen its research partnerships across the Georgia State University community and beyond.
GHPC is committed to expanding its research capacity over the next five… more »
Health & Wellness — Public Support Growing For End-of-Life Options, Georgia Health Policy Center Study Finds
Public opinion supporting euthanasia and suicide for terminally ill patients has grown over the last 40 years, according to a Georgia Health Policy Center study, published online in the Journal of Death and Dying.
Opinions vary by age, gender and religious affiliation,… more »
The Sickle Cell Data Collection (SCDC) program collects health information about people with sickle cell disease (SCD) in the United States to study long-term trends in diagnosis, treatment, and access to healthcare services. The SCDC program is partnered with the Georgia Health Policy Center (GHPC), which carries out SCDC program activities in the state… more »
Public opinion in support of euthanasia and suicide for terminally ill patients has grown over the past 40 years, according to a study published online Sept. 5 in the Journal of Death and Dying. Opinions varied by age, gender, and religious affiliation.
This is the first study looking at long-term opinions since the passage… more »