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 »
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 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 »
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 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 »
Asthma is not only one of the leading causes of school absenteeism, it also results in increased work absenteeism among parents. Imagine this scenario — a simple water leak in a rental apartment can cascade into a mold issue that exacerbates a child’s asthma, leading to numerous emergency room visits or a hospital admission that… more »
For several years, Atlanta has made headlines as the city with the greatest income inequality in the United States. Compared to other large metropolitan areas in the U.S., Atlanta has ranked the lowest or among the lowest for the last five years. Atlanta has the largest gap between the highest income and the lowest income residents,… more »
According to a 2018 Journal of Asthma study, workers of children with asthma reported missing almost two times more work than parents of children without asthma. An employer can support this employee in a way that improves the bottom line by helping to make sure they have access to legal help that improves their child’s health.
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Hunger does not go on vacation when school is out. For many food insecure students in the DeKalb County School District that rely on free or reduced school lunches, school breaks can mean they are not getting needed meals.
In a first for the state of Georgia, the DeKalb County School District launched the Winter… more »
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 »