Public opinion in support of euthanasia and suicide for terminally ill patients has grown over the past 40 years, according to a study published online Sept. 5 in the Journal of Death and Dying. Opinions varied by age, gender, and religious affiliation.
This is the first study looking at long-term opinions since the passage… more »
Find commonality. Think long-term. Remain open to learning. This is some of the advice leaders from national initiatives give to organizations working to maintain collaborative efforts to improve community health in the latest installment of Communities Joined in Action’s “Take-Home Advice from Community Initiatives Improving Health & Equity” series.
Changing the world can sound daunting. Even achieving local change can be hard. But, 40 Atlanta-area high school students are changing the health and well-being of their community five people at a time.
High school students in the underserved Tri-Cities area of Atlanta, near the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, have become the first in the… more »
Over the past several years, Georgia has built a robust set of sickle cell disease (SCD) surveillance data for the purpose of developing and disseminating scientific evidence to inform policies and practices that will improve the health, quality of life, and life expectancy of individuals with SCD.
This comprehensive dataset, which will soon include years… more »
ATLANTA–The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA), in partnership with Southface and the Georgia Health Policy Center (GHPC), is pleased to announce the support of The Kresge Foundation in a joint venture with local public housing authorities (PHAs) to improve the ability of PHAs to address residents’ health through better quality housing and improved access… more »
Expanding smoke-free laws in bars or restaurants may be more impactful in preventing asthma-related hospitalizations than smoke-free laws in nonhospitality workplaces, according to a study published online May 14 in the Canadian Respiratory Journal.
While the majority of nonhospitality workplaces (e.g., office buildings) are covered by either public or private smoking bans, only about… more »
June 14 is World Blood Donor Day, which serves to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products, and to thank blood donors for their voluntary, life-saving gifts of blood. The Georgia Health Policy Center encourages all who are able to donate blood, especially African-Americans. African-Americans and other black descendants have historically… more »
Finding the right long-term services and supports can be overwhelming for an individual or family member who recently experienced a stroke, fall, or, even for someone with an existing disability, who recently relocated to a new city.
Like many other states, Georgia is taking on the challenge of improving access to long-term services and supports… more »