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 »

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 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 »

CJA’s Annual Conference

Come and learn about innovative strategies to finance and coordinate community health initiatives. Register for Communities Joined in Action’s (CJA) annual conference Unleashing the Power of Communities to Improve Health: Accelerating Collaboration & Innovation (Washington, DC; Sept. 30-Oct. 2).

Community health stakeholders will learn about emerging lessons and innovations from… more »