Georgia Apex Program Releases Year 3 Findings

The Georgia Apex Program, funded by the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD), has been effective in creating partnerships between community-based mental health providers and local schools to provide school-based mental health services. Over the program’s first three school years (August 2015 to June 2018), the program has been able to… more »

GHPC Celebrates Rural Health Day at the Capitol

Posted On March 1, 2019
Categories Featured Stories, News

The Georgia Health Policy Center was on hand to celebrate Rural Health Day at the Capitol.

State Sen. Jack Hill (R-4) read the resolution commending the efforts of the Georgia Rural Health Association and recognizing Rural Health Day on Feb. 27.

GHPC’s own senior research associate John Butts, and Georgia Rural Health Association (GRHA) board… more »

Many Centers Having Difficulty Following Best Blood Transfusion Practices

Many health care systems’ transfusion practices for patients with blood disorders do not align with national recommendations, according to a recent publication in Transfusion Medicine by Georgia Health Policy Center (GHPC) researchers and partners.

As part of efforts spearheading the statewide REdHHoTT project (Registry and Education for Hemovigilance in Hemoglobinopathy Transfusion Therapy), researchers surveyed… more »

SCDC Georgia Releases First Annual Report of Sickle Cell Disease in the State

Posted On February 7, 2019
Categories Featured Stories, News

The Sickle Cell Data Collection (SCDC) program collects health information about people with sickle cell disease to study long-term trends in diagnosis, treatment, and access to care for people living with sickle cell disease in the United States.

The 2005 SCDC data reports for Georgia and California are now available online, with annual reports for 2010 through… more »

GHPC Provides Support in Developing State Plan on Aging and Disability Services

Posted On February 4, 2019
Categories Featured Stories, News

The four issues of greatest public concern for the state to consider in developing its 2019-2022 state plan for aging and disability services include: transportation, aging in place, health, and access to information and services.

The Georgia Health Policy Center recently helped the Georgia Department of Human Services’ Division of Aging Services design and… more »

ARCHI’s Exploration of the Roots of Atlanta’s Inequities Highlighted in SaportaReport

Atlanta has the largest gap between the highest income and the lowest income residents, greater even than cities like San Francisco or New York, according to Bloomberg analysis. This income inequality makes it difficult for children born into poverty to ever move out of poverty.

Recognizing this link between poverty and health, ARCHI, the… more »