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Developmental Evaluations Surface Insights for Ongoing Collective Impact Efforts

Posted On August 5, 2018
Categories Featured Stories, News

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.

An evaluation of the Colorado Health Foundation’s collective impact efforts around health care delivery system and payment reform revealed that a… more »

GHPC Continues to Increase Research Output as Part of Five-year Research Strategic Plan

Posted On July 31, 2018
Categories Featured Stories, News

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 »

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 »

Bridging for Health IDs Local Innovations Across the Nation

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 »

Behavior Over Time Graphs Spur Systems Discussions, Paper Finds

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 »