Technical Assistance

About Our Approach

Technical assistance at the Georgia Health Policy Center (GHPC) is tailored to focus on helping each community build local capacity to increase access to care and improve the health status of its residents. GHPC’s technical assistance supports agencies’ and communities’ programmatic and organizational development.

Our technical assistance focuses on helping communities develop a strategic approach to program implementation, building capacity using technical and adaptive approaches, and focusing on long-term sustainability. To date we have partnered with more than 1,000 rural and urban communities around the nation.

GHPC’s technical assistance approach supports system change and strives to improve the health status of local communities. We believe that communities benefit most from support that is:

  • Relationship-based
  • Systematic, but flexible
  • Technical and adaptive
  • Systems-oriented
  • Sustainability-focused

These principles and other attributes identified by GHPC associated with long-term viability of community-based health initiatives are unified in GHPC’s custom Sustainability Framework©, which guides technical assistance around the areas of strategic vision, collaboration, leadership, relevance and practicality, evaluation and return on investment, communication, efficiency and effectiveness, organizational capacity, and resource diversification.


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Featured Projects

View on-going and completed projects to learn more about our work and how we can assist your organization.

    About this Project Georgia SHAPE, Gov. Nathan Deal’s childhood obesity initiative, was initiated in 2012 to address the poor health...
    Delta States Rural Development Network Assistance
    About this Project The Delta States Rural Development Network (Delta States) Grant Program funds organizations working to address unmet local...
    About this Project The Georgia Health Policy Center (GHPC) was selected as one of the four regional program offices under...
    About this Project The Small Health Care Provider Quality Improvement (Quality) grant program of the Health Resources and Services Administration’s...

Meet the Experts

Learn more about our staff of experts available to assist you.

  • Debra Kibbe
    Debra Kibbe is a senior research associate at the Georgia Health Policy Center (GHPC). For almost two decades she...
  • John Butts
    John Butts is a senior research associate at the Georgia Health Policy Center (GHPC) and a member of the...
  • Rachel Campos
    Rachel Campos is part of the Georgia Health Policy Center’s Community Health Systems Development team. She brings with her...
  • Tamanna Patel
    Tamanna Patel is a senior research associate at the Georgia Health Policy Center where she works on the Community...