Population Health

Georgia REdHHoTT Launches Continuing Education Course for Transfusion Safety

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 »

CJA Releases Advice for Collaboratives Working on Community Health

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.

Nationally, a large number of… more »

South Fulton High Schoolers Are First to Be Trained as Community Health Workers

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 »

GHPC Releases Three-Year Sickle Cell Disease Research Plan

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 »

ARCHI Enables Region’s Most Comprehensive Community Health Needs Assessment

All too often local hospitals view each other as competition, rather than as partners in solving population health challenges. In Atlanta, five health systems are cooperating in an unprecedented way.

Nationally, nonprofit health systems are required to regularly complete community health needs assessments (CHNAs) to maintain their tax-exempt status. Very rarely have independent health… 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 »

Use of Preventive Measures Lacking With Sickle Cell Disease

Posted On July 5, 2016
Categories Population Health

Preventive treatments are known to prevent major complications associated with sickle cell disease, including pneumococcal infection and stroke. However, many young children are not receiving these effective preventive measures, according to a study published in the July sickle cell-focused supplement to the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

Comprehensive care that incorporates simple preventive… more »