GHPC’s Kristi Fuller Published in the SaportaReport

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 »

GHPC Releases the Making Connections Series on Factors Driving Rural Health

The Georgia Health Policy Center (GHPC) recently released its Making Connections series that explores the interaction of six key elements — access to care, the built and natural environment, insurance coverage, education, technology, and the economy — that contribute to the health and well-being of rural communities.

Persistent issues like higher rates of risky… more »

GHPC Publishes Paper on Planning Tool to Increase Minority Blood Donation

Georgia Health Policy Center researchers have developed a strategic planning tool for those working to increase minority blood donation. The planning tool, and the evidence behind its development, were recently published in an article in Health Promotion Practice.

The tool was developed as part of GHPC’s ongoing work leading the REdHHoTT project towards… more »

GHPC’s Kristi Fuller Published in the SaportaReport

As a single mother of two young girls, Michelle found herself in a nursing facility after suffering from a brain-stem stroke which led to loss of speech and quadriplegia.

“No one belongs in a nursing facility,” Michelle* said, “especially not at 34 years old. These are good people here but I didn’t belong there.”

Patricia,… more »