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Geography Challenges Access to Pediatric Sickle Cell Care in Georgia

The number of babies born in Georgia with sickle cell disease has remained relatively constant each year from 2004 to 2016. However, access to specialized sickle cell disease care remains a challenge for many of these babies born outside of larger cities, according to new findings from the Georgia Sickle Cell Data Collection (SCDC)… more »

GHPC Shares Opioids System Map at National Conference

Posted On May 20, 2019
Categories Featured Stories, News

The opioid epidemic is a complex challenge impacting multiple, often siloed systems, including health, criminal justice, and social services, as well as broader social and economic systems.

The Georgia Health Policy Center developed a systems map of the opioid epidemic. The map provides a means to visualize intervention points at different levels within the system,… more »

GHPC Among STEP Program Funding Recipients

Novartis today announced that five nonprofit organizations will receive a total of nearly $250,000 in funding through the company’s STEP (Solutions to Empower Patients) Program™. Now in its second year, the STEP Program supports nonprofit organizations by funding innovative programs that empower patients with significant unmet needs to navigate a path to better care.

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Georgia Health Policy Center At Georgia State To Lead $3 Million National Health & Social Services Initiative

Posted On April 24, 2019
Categories In the Media, News

The Georgia Health Policy Center (GHPC) at Georgia State University will lead a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) national initiative to share guidance from places across the nation about effective ways to coordinate and align health care, public health and social services.

The GHPC will receive more than $3 million over the next two-and-a-half years to support… more »

GHPC Releases Bridging for Health Book

The Georgia Health Policy Center is proud to announce the launch of its newest book, Bridging for Health: improving Community Health Through Innovations in Financing.

The big news is that all seven collaboratives across the country pursued a pooled community wellness fund to address primary prevention of chronic conditions or an upstream driver of health.

The… more »

GHPC to Lead $3 Million National Aligning Systems for Health Initiative

Posted On April 17, 2019
Categories Featured Stories, News

The Georgia Health Policy Center (GHPC) at Georgia State University will lead the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s (RWJF’s) national initiative, Aligning Systems for Health: Health Care + Public Health + Social Services. The initiative will learn and share guidance from places across the nation about effective ways to coordinate and align health care, public health,… more »

GHPC Researchers Use Accurate, Data-Driven Definition to ID Sickle Cell Disease

Posted On April 11, 2019
Categories Featured Stories, News

Researchers from the Georgia Health Policy Center and their partners in the Sickle Cell Data Collection (SCDC) program identified an improved case definition to identify pediatric sickle cell disease patients. Their findings are published in Public Health Reports.

Sickle cell disease, an inherited blood disorder, is usually diagnosed as part of required newborn… more »

GHPC Mentioned by the Atlanta Journal and Constitution

Posted On April 1, 2019
Categories In the Media, News

Cobb & Douglas Public Health has been awarded up to $5.5 million over the next five years through a Healthy Start grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

The purpose of the federal grant is to improve health outcomes before, during and after… more »