Paulding School’s Nutrition, Fitness Efforts Earn State Childhood Obesity Funding

Posted On October 20, 2017
Categories In the Media

Second-graders ran and kicked rubber balls around New Georgia Elementary’s gym on a recent school day.

Their teacher is hoping thousands in state money will give future students a variety of new ways to stay physically fit and nutritionally sound.

Gov. Nathan Deal’s childhood obesity initiative, called Georgia Shape, recently awarded a $3,000 school health… more »

Georgia REdHHoTT Launches Continuing Education Course for Transfusion Safety

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 »

Implications of Cost-Sharing Reductions for Georgia

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.

This announcement, thrust cost-sharing reductions into the headlines. The Georgia Health Policy Center recently published a brief and made… more »

Exposure to Crime Linked to Poorer Behavioral Health in Teens

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 »

Mayor Kasim Reed Announces the Next Phase of Heart Failure Pilot with World Economic Forum

Posted On October 5, 2017
Categories News, Press Releases

  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 »

GHPC Increases 2016 Research Output as Part of Five-year Research Strategic Plan

Posted On October 2, 2017
Categories Featured Stories

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 »

GHPC’s Brandon Atell Featured on GSU’s News Hub

Posted On September 27, 2017
Categories In the Media

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 »

CDC Partner Releases Sickle Cell Data Action Plan

Posted On September 27, 2017
Categories In the Media

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 »

“A Healthy Atlanta Is A Competitive Atlanta” by Kathryn Lawler

Leaders of ARCHI, the Atlanta Regional Collaborative for Health Improvement, recognize that health and well-being are baseline conditions, essential to the success of investments in education, workforce development and infrastructure.

Read more about why ARCHI’s mission is critical to the competitiveness of the city of Atlanta in Kathryn Lawler’s column… more »