Over the past several years, Georgia has built a robust set of sickle cell disease (SCD) surveillance data for the purpose of developing and disseminating scientific evidence to inform policies and practices that will improve the health, quality of life, and life expectancy of individuals with SCD.
This comprehensive dataset, which will soon include years… more »
ATLANTA–The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA), in partnership with Southface and the Georgia Health Policy Center (GHPC), is pleased to announce the support of The Kresge Foundation in a joint venture with local public housing authorities (PHAs) to improve the ability of PHAs to address residents’ health through better quality housing and improved access… more »
Expanding smoke-free laws in bars or restaurants may be more impactful in preventing asthma-related hospitalizations than smoke-free laws in nonhospitality workplaces, according to a study published online May 14 in the Canadian Respiratory Journal.
While the majority of nonhospitality workplaces (e.g., office buildings) are covered by either public or private smoking bans, only about… more »
June 14 is World Blood Donor Day, which serves to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products, and to thank blood donors for their voluntary, life-saving gifts of blood. The Georgia Health Policy Center encourages all who are able to donate blood, especially African-Americans. African-Americans and other black descendants have historically… more »
Finding the right long-term services and supports can be overwhelming for an individual or family member who recently experienced a stroke, fall, or, even for someone with an existing disability, who recently relocated to a new city.
Like many other states, Georgia is taking on the challenge of improving access to long-term services and supports… more »
Women and minority groups report experiencing higher levels of workplace bullying, according to a new study by Georgia State University researchers. Listen to Brandon and co-author Linda Treiber discuss their study on GPB’s On Second Thought on May 8.
The study, published in the journal Social Science Research, found that… more »
Chris Parker, GHPC’s director of population and global health, was quoted on March 29 in the Georgia Health News article, “Affluent suburban counties remain Georgia’s healthiest, rankings show.” The article focuses on county health rankings based on eight components: overall health outcomes; length of life; quality of life; overall health factors; health behaviors; clinical care; social… more »