Health System Transformation

ACA Increases Medicalized Treatment of Substance Use Disorders

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) appears to be having an impact on medicalizing treatment of substance use disorder (SUD), according to a study recently published in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs. While organizational changes at treatment centers and shifts in treatment approaches were modest from 2010-2014, the increases in referrals from health care providers,… more »

PCORI Funding Opportunity: Pipeline to Proposal Tier A Awards

PCORI is seeking Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) for Tier A projects through their Pipeline to Proposal Awards Initiative. This program supports the development of research ideas and proposals designed by partnerships of patients, caregivers, and other healthcare stakeholders. The deadline for submitting a letter of inquiry is Thursday, April 20.

The purpose of the Pipeline… more »

Faith Leaders Work to Improve Community Health

Faith-based leaders and church wellness teams can be mobilized to assess health needs and implement chronic disease prevention initiatives in rural areas. The findings, presented at the American Public Health Association annual meeting (Oct. 29-Nov. 2; Denver, CO) by Georgia’s Tanner Health System in partnership with the Georgia Health Policy Center, suggest… more »

GHPC to Support 10 New PCORI ‘Pipeline to Proposal’ Awardees

Ten new projects were selected for the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute’s (PCORI’s) Tier I cycle 3 “Pipeline to Proposal” Awards program through the Southern Pipeline Award Program Office at the Georgia Health Policy Center (GHPC). Additionally, nine previous southern regional awardees progressed to the next phase of the program.

The goal of the… more »

GHPC presenting at American Public Health Association Meeting

The Georgia Health Policy Center (GHPC) will present at this year’s 143rd American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting and Exposition. The Annual Meeting and Exposition is being held October 31 – November 4, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.

The meeting and exposition will include over 1,000 oral and poster sessions, the Public Health Expo, and offers an… more »

Multisolving Webinar – Climate Solutions That Improve Health, Security, and Equity

Join Climate Solutions on October 1st at 11 AM EDT for a free webinar introducing tools for finding and implementing solutions to climate change that also produce gains in health, equity, jobs, security and well-being.

Addressing climate change could be, and we believe it SHOULD be, about more than tons of greenhouse gases. It should… more »

Patients, Communities Inform Health Research Pipeline with PCORI Pipeline to Proposal Awards

Patients are on the frontline for health care. For example, they know firsthand the challenges of accessing limited health care resources in rural areas or navigating the advice of multiple providers. Sometimes, community groups are the medically underserved’s seemingly best link to health care resources and offer a nontraditional means of reaching chronic disease patients… more »