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GHPC Shares Open Enrollment Outreach Tips

The Georgia Health Policy Center compiled approaches rural communities across the country are using for the 2018 Marketplace Open Enrollment period. The brief, Benefits Counseling Tips, offers advice for how to most efficiently and effectively educate and support consumers this open enrollment period, which will be significantly shorter and with drastically reduced outreach funding,… more »

Homeless Youth Lack Supports to Maintain Physical, Mental Well-Being

Homeless youth face increased social isolation and fewer support resources, according to a study published in Social Sciences by Georgia State University sociologists. The survey of homeless youth in Atlanta revealed that having more supportive network ties reduces the risk of youth experiencing significant symptoms of a severe mental illness, while longer length of… 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 »

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

Posted On October 2, 2017
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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 »

“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 »

CJA Releases Advice for Collaboratives Working on Community Health

Find commonality. Think long-term. Remain open to learning. This is some of the advice leaders from national initiatives give to organizations working to maintain collaborative efforts to improve community health in the latest installment of Communities Joined in Action’s “Take-Home Advice from Community Initiatives Improving Health & Equity” series.

Nationally, a large number of… more »

South Fulton High Schoolers Are First to Be Trained as Community Health Workers

Changing the world can sound daunting. Even achieving local change can be hard. But, 40 Atlanta-area high school students are changing the health and well-being of their community five people at a time.

High school students in the underserved Tri-Cities area of Atlanta, near the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, have become the first in the… more »