Not all collective impact initiatives will succeed, but practitioners and funders can learn from initiatives regardless of their success, according to a Georgia Health Policy Center paper published in Foundation Review.
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 »
Rural America is not monolithic and includes a wide variety of locales, from densely populated small towns to neighborhoods on the border of… more »
GHPC’s Jimmy Dills and Michelle Rushing Featured on Georgia Public Broadcasting’s “On Second Thought”
Jimmy Dills and Michelle Rushing were interviewed on GPB’s On Second Thought on June 26 regarding the impact urban greenspaces have on a community’s physical and mental 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 »
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.
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 »
The challenge is immense – creating healthier communities by addressing a broad range of drivers of health while ultimately producing cost savings.
The solutions can be transformative.
The good news – efforts, small and large, are underway around the nation. Take a look at some of them.
The seven sites participating in Bridging for… more »
Using behavior over time graphs can spur systems thinking and advance a shared understanding of complex challenges among diverse groups, according to a paper recently published in Preventing Chronic Disease by Georgia Health Policy Center researcher Jane Branscomb and her coauthors at the National Maternal and Child Health Workforce Development Center at University of North… more »