Marginalized areas often have poor access to quality parks. This limited access to green space can negatively impact public health and well-being, especially in communities already facing numerous challenges to success. The term “health disparities” refers to major gaps in health between different groups.
Typically, health disparities arise in groups that experience systemic obstacles to… more »
AcademyHealth recently featured the Georgia Health Policy Center’s systems work around childhood obesity prevention policy in their new brief, Systems Science in Action.
Systems thinking acknowledges that a set of interconnected factors underlie most of the complex issues we face in population health and employs a holistic perspective designed to explore interrelated, cross-sectoral, and… more »
The Georgia Health Policy Center, along with its partners the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy within the Health Resources and Services Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the National Network of Public Health Institutes, recently released the Rapid Review of Rural Health Research, a compilation of resources for the five leading… more »
With a substantial investment from the governor, strong commitment from state leaders, a strategic state plan and concerted effort from public and private organizations, 2019 is the year for Georgia to move the needle on children’s behavioral health and secure a healthy, productive workforce for Georgia’s future.
Bridging for Health: Improving Community Health Through Innovations in Financing, sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, challenges communities to explore creative ways to finance upstream drivers of health and wellness, and move these ideas to action.
All seven Bridging for Health sites are building pooled community wellness funds to address prevention of chronic conditions… more »
One of the persistent challenges that Georgia’s families, youth, and young adults with behavioral health needs face, is difficulty in navigating the behavioral health system and finding available resources. The behavioral health system can seem daunting and finding needed services and supports can be stressful, particularly among those newly involved with the system.
The Atlanta region is home to extraordinary, high-quality health care and many poor health outcomes. Infant mortality rates in some zip codes match those in developing counties. People living only a couple miles apart have a 10-to 12-year difference in life expectancy.
These poor health outcomes are holding our region back, says Kathryn Lawler, ARCHI’s executive… more »
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.