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GHPC’s Jimmy Dills Coauthored Article in November Issue of Parks & Recreation Magazine

Posted On November 13, 2018
Categories In the Media

Marginalized areas often have poor access to quality parks. This limited access to green space can negatively impact public health and well-being, especially in communities already facing numerous challenges to success. The term “health disparities” refers to major gaps in health between different groups.

Typically, health disparities arise in groups that experience systemic obstacles to… more »

GHPC Featured in AcademyHealth’s Systems Science in Action Brief

AcademyHealth recently featured the Georgia Health Policy Center’s systems work around childhood obesity prevention policy in their new brief, Systems Science in Action.

Systems thinking acknowledges that a set of interconnected factors underlie most of the complex issues we face in population health and employs a holistic perspective designed to explore interrelated, cross-sectoral, and… more »

GHPC and Partners Release Review of Interventions to Combat Leading Causes of Death in Rural Areas

The Georgia Health Policy Center, along with its partners the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy within the Health Resources and Services Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the National Network of Public Health Institutes, recently released the Rapid Review of Rural Health Research, a compilation of resources for the five leading… more »

Bridging for Health Sites Move From Innovation to Action

Posted On October 5, 2018
Categories Featured Stories, News

Bridging for Health: Improving Community Health Through Innovations in Financing, sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, challenges communities to explore creative ways to finance upstream drivers of health and wellness, and move these ideas to action.

All seven Bridging for Health sites are building pooled community wellness funds to address prevention of chronic conditions… more »

New Guides Improve Navigation of Behavioral Health System for Families, Young Adults

Posted On September 27, 2018
Categories Featured Stories, News

One of the persistent challenges that Georgia’s families, youth, and young adults with behavioral health needs face, is difficulty in navigating the behavioral health system and finding available resources. The behavioral health system can seem daunting and finding needed services and supports can be stressful, particularly among those newly involved with the system.

With support… more »

GHPC’s Kathryn Lawler Published in the SaportaReport

The Atlanta region is home to extraordinary, high-quality health care and many poor health outcomes. Infant mortality rates in some zip codes match those in developing counties. People living only a couple miles apart have a 10-to 12-year difference in life expectancy.

These poor health outcomes are holding our region back, says Kathryn Lawler, ARCHI’s executive… more »

Mobile Apps May Reduce Transfusion-Related Complications

Mobile health apps can do just about anything. They can track sleep, exercise, calories, and even your blood pressure. Patients are also using apps to store important health information.

For patients with blood disorders like sickle cell disease and thalassemia that may require blood transfusions, use of mobile applications that store important health information may… more »

GHPC’s Debbie Kibbe Published in the SaportaReport

In Georgia, more than one in five children live in food insecure households. The United States Department of Agriculture defines food insecurity as “a lack of consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life.”

Why should Georgia businesses be concerned about hunger? Feeding America estimates more than 523,000 children in Georgia are hungry without access to… more »

Community Readiness Framework Can Aid System Modeling Use

A community readiness framework can help to identify communities ready for engagement with validated system dynamics models, according to a Georgia Health Policy Center paper recently published in System Dynamics Review. The framework, developed as part of the study, focuses on the preconditions that enable communities to effectively use models in their planning.

“There… more »