As the baby boomer generation ages and individuals with disabilities live longer, there is an increased need for a comprehensive and accessible long-term services and supports delivery system that supports choice, independence, and control.
The Georgia Health Policy Center (GHPC) strives to be at the forefront of efforts to study a wide range of topics that impact the lives of older adults, people with disabilities, and caregivers. GHPC conducts independent, evidence-based research and evaluation with partners and community members that is used to inform policy, financing, and programmatic decisions.
Central to the center’s work in long-term services and supports is using a systems perspective to identify gaps in coordination between delivery systems and public agencies, focusing on sustainable solutions. Staff uses a variety of quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis methods to evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of programs and policies. Staff expertise is often sought in guiding and facilitating needs assessments, state and strategic plans, strategic communications, and workforce development.