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 »
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.
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 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 »
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 »
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 »
From 2011 to 2014, the prevalence of obesity in the United States was just over 36% in adults and 17% in kids and teens. Why should employers and community organizations care about these statistics? Medical costs and negative impacts on the productivity and well-being of current and future employees are two of the reasons. Read… more »