GHPC Presents at the National Rural Health Association

Continuing a long tradition of supporting rural communities in community health systems development, researchers from the Georgia Health Policy Center made several presentations at the National Rural Health Association Conference held in San Diego, Calif. May 9-12, in partnership with project officers from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration’s Federal Office of Rural… more »

School-Based Mental Health Programs Impacting Georgia Schools, Students

School-based mental health programs have positive outcomes for students, their families, and their schools, according to evaluation results from the first year of the Georgia Apex Program.

During the 2015-2016 school year, the program, administered by the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, Office of Children, Young Adults, and Families, built… more »

GHPC’s Chris Parker Quoted in the Georgia Health News

Posted On May 8, 2017
Categories In the Media

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 »

Bridging for Health Advisory Panel Insights Part 2: Keeping an Eye on Innovations in Financing Upstream Drivers of Health

Posted On May 3, 2017
Categories Featured Stories, News

We recently asked the Bridging for Health advisory panel for their insights on innovative ways to finance upstream drivers of health.


Sources of Money “I think there are two pots of money to pay attention to: financing (finding an investment partner) and finding the money associated with value that’s created from the intervention itself… more »

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 »

Bridging for Health Advisory Panel Insights Part 1: Strengthening Coalitions to Improve Health Equity

Posted On April 19, 2017
Categories Featured Stories, News

“Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success.” — Henry Ford


Building and sustaining a strong coalition of diverse, yet invested participants is no small challenge. We recently asked the Bridging for Health advisory panel for their tips for building an inclusive collaborative, pitfalls to… more »

Online Platforms Impactful, But Enhanced Knowledge Sharing Needed

The number of resources available to catalyze and support community health improvement efforts is growing substantially. Users report that platforms have positively influenced their health transformation efforts. Yet, there are opportunities for growth and maturation among online platforms in the areas of collaboration, technological advancement, and knowledge sharing. A future focus on these areas may… more »

Women, Minorities More Likely to Report Workplace Bullying, Research Study Shows

Posted On March 30, 2017
Categories Press Releases


For Immediate Release March 30, 2017

Contact: Lori Solomon, 404-413-0280, Georgia Health Policy Center, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University


ATLANTA—Women and minority groups report experiencing higher levels of workplace bullying, according to a new study by Georgia State University researchers.

The study, published in the… more »