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Bridging for Health IDs Local Innovations Across the Nation

The challenge is immense – creating healthier communities by addressing a broad range of drivers of health while ultimately producing cost savings.

The solutions can be transformative.

The good news – efforts, small and large, are underway around the nation. Take a look at some of them.

The seven sites participating in Bridging for… more »

Behavior Over Time Graphs Spur Systems Discussions, Paper Finds

Using behavior over time graphs can spur systems thinking and advance a shared understanding of complex challenges among diverse groups, according to a paper recently published in Preventing Chronic Disease by Georgia Health Policy Center researcher Jane Branscomb and her coauthors at the National Maternal and Child Health Workforce Development Center at University of North… more »

Intensive Care Coordination Saves Money for Youth With Mental Health Issues

Intensive care coordination helps to save money by serving youth with severe mental health in community-based settings rather than inpatient facilities, according to a study published by Georgia Health Policy Center researchers in the Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics. This is the first study to find evidence of longer-term spending reductions for… more »

GHPC’s Angela Snyder and Jane Branscomb Featured in the SaportaReport

Georgia is home to one of the nation’s largest populations of individuals with sickle cell disease, with more than 7,000 individuals living with the disease in almost every county in Georgia. Data from public health, hospitals and insurance claims are collected in Georgia to better understand who lives with the disease, how and where they… more »

Shelterforce Highlights GHPC’s Affordable Housing Work

Can affordable housing policies lead to healthier communities? Based on recent work by the Georgia Health Policy Center, the answer is a resounding yes!

Investments in affordable housing improve the health, quality of life, and opportunities for Georgia residents. Furthermore, developing more affordable housing in areas of “lower-risk” could save the lives of up to… more »

CJA Releases Final Issue of Take-Home Advice for Community Health Collaboratives

This week, in conjunction with Communities Joined in Action’s (CJA’s) annual conference, the Georgia Health Policy Center released A Summary of Learnings from Catalysts, the latest installment of the “Take-Home Advice from Community Initiatives Improving Health & Equity” series.

This is the final in the series and serves as a capstone reflecting on… more »

Money Follows the Person Yields Medicaid Savings in Georgia

A Georgia Health Policy Center study confirms that Medicaid programs can achieve savings by providing long-term services and supports in the community setting. In Georgia, savings were seen across three populations served by the Money Follows the Person (MFP) program—individuals with developmental or physical disabilities and older adults—after they transitioned from facilities back to… more »

Center of Excellence for Children’s Behavioral Health to Support Implementation of the Governor’s Children’s Mental Health Recommendations

The Georgia Health Policy Center will support Georgia’s Interagency Directors Team (IDT) in the implementation of the recommendations released by the Governor’s Commission on Children’s Mental Health. The commission’s newly released report provides recommendations for improving state mental health services for children that focus on important behavioral health needs including school-based… more »

Georgia Making Strides Against Childhood Obesity

Posted On December 12, 2017
Categories Featured Stories, News

Georgia has made great strides in addressing childhood obesity over the last 15 years. Many of these efforts are highlighted in the November/December supplemental issue of Public Health Reports. Georgia’s work to address physical activity, nutrition, and weight status, using a multidisciplinary approach, has implications for public health practitioners nationally. The Georgia Health Policy Center… more »