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GHPC Releases the Making Connections Series on Factors Driving Rural Health

The Georgia Health Policy Center (GHPC) recently released its Making Connections series that explores the interaction of six key elements — access to care, the built and natural environment, insurance coverage, education, technology, and the economy — that contribute to the health and well-being of rural communities.

Persistent issues like higher rates of risky… more »

GHPC Releases New Planning Tool To Increase Minority Blood Donation

Georgia Health Policy Center researchers have developed a strategic planning tool for those working to increase minority blood donation. The planning tool, and the evidence behind its development, were recently published in an article in Health Promotion Practice.

The tool was developed as part of GHPC’s ongoing work leading the REdHHoTT project towards… more »

GHPC’s Kristi Fuller Published in the SaportaReport

As a single mother of two young girls, Michelle found herself in a nursing facility after suffering from a brain-stem stroke which led to loss of speech and quadriplegia.

“No one belongs in a nursing facility,” Michelle* said, “especially not at 34 years old. These are good people here but I didn’t belong there.”

Patricia,… more »

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 »