A Georgia Health Policy Center study confirms that Medicaid programs can achieve savings by providing long-term services and supports in the community setting. In Georgia, savings were seen across three populations served by the Money Follows the Person (MFP) program—individuals with developmental or physical disabilities and older adults—after they transitioned from facilities back to… more »
Center of Excellence for Children’s Behavioral Health to Support Implementation of the Governor’s Children’s Mental Health Recommendations
The Georgia Health Policy Center will support Georgia’s Interagency Directors Team (IDT) in the implementation of the recommendations released by the Governor’s Commission on Children’s Mental Health. The commission’s newly released report provides recommendations for improving state mental health services for children that focus on important behavioral health needs including school-based… more »
Georgia has made great strides in addressing childhood obesity over the last 15 years. Many of these efforts are highlighted in the November/December supplemental issue of Public Health Reports. Georgia’s work to address physical activity, nutrition, and weight status, using a multidisciplinary approach, has implications for public health practitioners nationally. The Georgia Health Policy Center… more »
Glenn Landers was quoted in the Dec. 4 SaportaReport regarding his study on county smoking bans in bars and restaurants.
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.
The Georgia Health Policy Center compiled approaches rural communities across the country are using for the 2018 Marketplace Open Enrollment period. The brief, Benefits Counseling Tips, offers advice for how to most efficiently and effectively educate and support consumers this open enrollment period, which will be significantly shorter and with drastically reduced outreach funding,… more »
Homeless youth face increased social isolation and fewer support resources, according to a study published in Social Sciences by Georgia State University sociologists. The survey of homeless youth in Atlanta revealed that having more supportive network ties reduces the risk of youth experiencing significant symptoms of a severe mental illness, while longer length of… more »
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 »
The Georgia REdHHoTT project, with support from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has launched a free, web-based continuing education series to increase awareness of and adherence to evidence-based transfusion practices in sickle cell disease (SCD).
Blood transfusion is an established therapy for treating and preventing certain SCD-related complications. The goal of… more »