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 »
Twenty-four Georgia schools are the latest recipients of Georgia Shape grants from the Georgia Department of Public Health. These grants are designed to improve a schools’ nutrition and physical activity strategies. For the seventh year, the Georgia Health Policy Center (GHPC) will continue to provide technical assistance to the selected schools as they… more »
The Georgia Health Policy Center (GHPC) acknowledges the passage of the Sickle Cell Disease and Other Heritable Blood Disorders Research, Surveillance, Prevention, and Treatment Act of 2018 (S.2465) by the U.S. Congress, which the president signed into law on December 19, 2018.
This legislation authorizes programs of the Health Resources and Services Administration and of… more »
How can public and private investments be aligned to address health challenges and the social determinants of health in the rural South?
That was the big question attendees at the Southern Convening of Rural Philanthropists: Bridging the Public and Private Divide sought to tackle.
“While health care challenges in rural communities are often the topic… more »
Tamanna Patel, Senior Research Associate at the Georgia Health Policy Center, was quoted in an article in the Atlanta Journal and Constitution about Affordable Care Act open enrollment for 2019. Read the full article here.
2018 was a year of continued growth for the Georgia Health Policy Center in terms of new projects, partnerships, and overall impact on health. Accomplishments included
ARCHI, the Atlanta Regional Collaborative for Health Improvement, was a recipient of the 2018 Community Health Leadership Awards, sponsored by U.S. News & World Report and the Aetna Foundation.
The award was presented as part of the annual Healthcare of Tomorrow conference (Washington, D.C.; Nov. 14-16).
“We are here tonight to recognize exceptional community… more »