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.
Collective impact efforts can be enhanced with the use of systems tools. Without a strong understanding of the broader system that created the present concern, collaboratives will find it difficult to make progress against complex, deeply entrenched social problems. This is true regardless of the issue a collaborative is undertaking—poverty reduction, childhood obesity, early… more »
More studies are needed to determine best strategies for reducing complications associated with blood transfusions in patients with sickle cell disease, according to a review published in Transfusion Medicine Reviews.
The paper is authored by advisors of the REdHHoTT project (Registry and Education for Hemovigilance in Hemoglobinopathy) in Georgia. The Georgia Health Policy… more »
Cutting poverty. Improving high school graduation rates. Reducing health disparities. Progress towards these ambitious goals can be slow, as the work towards achieving large-scale social impact is complex.
Seven years ago, the publication of John Kania and Mark Kramer’s influential paper defining “collective impact,” the commitment of a group of diverse organizations from different… more »
The Georgia Health Policy Center is in the midst of implementing its five-year strategic plan for research. In 2017, the center took important steps to grow its research outputs and strengthen its research partnerships across the Georgia State University community and beyond.
GHPC is committed to expanding its research capacity over the next five… more »
It is well-known that the baby-boom generation is aging, with about 10,000 individuals turning 65 each day. This generation has the longest life expectancy to date and benefits from advances in health care and technology. However, this generation is also more disabled, dealing with more chronic health conditions and managing more prescription medications than… more »