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Paulding School’s Nutrition, Fitness Efforts Earn State Childhood Obesity Funding

Posted On October 20, 2017
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Second-graders ran and kicked rubber balls around New Georgia Elementary’s gym on a recent school day.

Their teacher is hoping thousands in state money will give future students a variety of new ways to stay physically fit and nutritionally sound.

Gov. Nathan Deal’s childhood obesity initiative, called Georgia Shape, recently awarded a $3,000 school health… more »

GHPC’s Brandon Atell Featured on GSU’s News Hub

ATLANTA– Public Support Growing For End-of-Life Options, Georgia Health Policy Center Study Finds

Public opinion supporting euthanasia and suicide for terminally ill patients has grown over the last 40 years, according to a Georgia Health Policy Center study, published online in the Journal of Death and Dying.

Opinions vary by age, gender and religious affiliation, researchers said.

This is… more »

CDC Partner Releases Sickle Cell Data Action Plan

Posted On September 27, 2017
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The Sickle Cell Data Collection (SCDC) program collects health information about people with sickle cell disease (SCD) in the United States to study long-term trends in diagnosis, treatment, and access to healthcare services. The SCDC program is partnered with the Georgia Health Policy Center (GHPC), which carries out SCDC program activities in the state… more »

“A Healthy Atlanta Is A Competitive Atlanta” by Kathryn Lawler

Leaders of ARCHI, the Atlanta Regional Collaborative for Health Improvement, recognize that health and well-being are baseline conditions, essential to the success of investments in education, workforce development and infrastructure.

Read more about why ARCHI’s mission is critical to the competitiveness of the city of Atlanta in Kathryn Lawler’s column… more »

GHPC’s Chris Parker Quoted in the Georgia Health News

Posted On May 8, 2017
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Chris Parker, GHPC’s director of population and global health, was quoted on March 29 in the Georgia Health News article, “Affluent suburban counties remain Georgia’s healthiest, rankings show.” The article focuses on county health rankings based on eight components: overall health outcomes; length of life; quality of life; overall health factors; health behaviors; clinical care; social… more »

ARCHI’s New Executive Director Featured on WABE

Kathryn Lawler, the executive director of the Atlanta Regional Collaborative for Health Improvement (ARCHI), discussed local health transformation on WABE’s Closer Look on Jan. 19.

ARCHI has worked to improve health for people in the Atlanta region since 2011. By developing silo-busting solutions that address the underlying, root causes of health disparities, ARCHI… more »

Fulton County’s PICH Program Featured on Fulton Today

Posted On January 17, 2017
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The Fulton County Partnerships to Improve Community Health (PICH) program’s professional development workshop for Atlanta Public School teachers on quality physical education instruction, increasing moderate to vigorous physical activity, and improving fitness assessment was featured on Fulton Today on Jan. 16. The Georgia Health Policy Center is a partner in facilitating teacher training,… more »

GHPC’s MFP Team Featured in Making a Difference

Posted On January 10, 2017
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GHPC’s Money Follows the Person (MFP) Evaluation Team was featured in the 2017 winter issue of the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities’ magazine, Making a Difference, (page 4), regarding the Money Follows the Person PhotoVoice Exhibit. On November 16, the team presented Gaining Freedom, Coming Home, a photovoice exhibit, at Georgia State University’s (GSU) Centennial Hall… more »

Reading, Writing and Mental Health Care: Why schools need added services

Ann DiGirolamo, director of the Center of Excellence for Children’s Behavioral Health and Deana Farmer, Senior Research Associate, have been published in the independent news outlet The Conversation. Their story “Reading, writing and mental health care: why schools need added services” focuses on the need for school-based mental health… more »