Access to quality, affordable housing is critical for supporting good health. For individuals and families with tight budgets, high housing costs can lead to tough choices between making rent and going to the doctor, between keeping the lights on and buying healthy food, or even between being part of a community or becoming socially isolated.
Kathryn Lawler, excutive director for the Atlanta Regional Collaborative for Health Improvement, housed the Georgia Health Policy Center, was recently quoted in the Kaiser Health News article “Atlanta Struggles To Meet MLK’s Legacy On Health Care.” Read the full article here.
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 »
An article by Giselle Moses, a research coordinator for the Georgia Health Policy Center, was featured in The Signal. Moses discusses the importance of blood donation, especially in the case of patients suffering from sickle cell disease and thalassemia. View the article here.
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 »
Brandon Attell, from the Georgia Health Policy Center, and sociology graduate student Ana LaBoy were featured on Georgia Public Broadcasting’s “On Second Thought” on Nov. 28 to talk about their study on Atlanta’s homeless youth.
The health impact assessment for Georgia’s Qualified Allocation Plan for low-income housing tax credits, conducted by James Dills and Michelle Rushing, from the Georgia Health Policy Center, was referenced in the Nov. 27 issue of Roll Call.