The U.S. health system is in a state of great change. New models of health care delivery are being tested with the objective of achieving the Triple Aim of improving health care quality, improving the health of the population, and reducing costs. These changes permeate all aspects of the health care system.
In the pursuit of improved health outcomes and greater health equity, the health care system must evaluate how to improve outcomes by designing and paying for initiatives that target clinical care, as well as the upstream drivers of health and wellness through a Health in All Policies approach.
Communities across the nation are developing ambitious plans of how to change their local health system to foster improvements in population health. These plans will require both multisector collaborations as well as innovative financing mechanisms that align existing resources or create opportunities for investment.
The Georgia Health Policy Center (GHPC) continues to build on its initial work focused on enhancing access to care and its seminal efforts in guiding communities in a practical understanding of the Affordable Care Act. GHPC is recognized nationally for its work helping local communities design, implement, and evaluate innovative ways to transform health and health care delivery.