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.
Kathryn Lawler, excutive director for the Atlanta Regional Collaborative for Health Improvement, housed at the Georgia Health Policy Center, was recently quoted in the Kaiser Health News article “Atlanta Struggles To Meet MLK’s Legacy On Health Care.” Read the full article here.
Georgia is home to one of the nation’s largest populations of individuals with sickle cell disease, with more than 7,000 individuals living with the disease in almost every county in Georgia. Data from public health, hospitals and insurance claims are collected in Georgia to better understand who lives with the disease, how and where they… more »
An article by Giselle Moses, a research coordinator for the Georgia Health Policy Center, was featured in The Signal. Moses discusses the importance of blood donation, especially in the case of patients living with sickle cell disease and thalassemia. View the article here.
This week, in conjunction with Communities Joined in Action’s (CJA’s) annual conference, the Georgia Health Policy Center released A Summary of Learnings from Catalysts, the latest installment of the “Take-Home Advice from Community Initiatives Improving Health & Equity” series.
This is the final in the series and serves as a capstone reflecting on… more »
The Georgia REdHHoTT project, with support from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has launched a free, web-based continuing education series to increase awareness of and adherence to evidence-based transfusion practices in sickle cell disease (SCD).
Blood transfusion is an established therapy for treating and preventing certain SCD-related complications. The goal of… more »
Find commonality. Think long-term. Remain open to learning. This is some of the advice leaders from national initiatives give to organizations working to maintain collaborative efforts to improve community health in the latest installment of Communities Joined in Action’s “Take-Home Advice from Community Initiatives Improving Health & Equity” series.
Nationally, a large number of… more »
Changing the world can sound daunting. Even achieving local change can be hard. But, 40 Atlanta-area high school students are changing the health and well-being of their community five people at a time.
High school students in the underserved Tri-Cities area of Atlanta, near the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, have become the first in the… more »
Over the past several years, Georgia has built a robust set of sickle cell disease (SCD) surveillance data for the purpose of developing and disseminating scientific evidence to inform policies and practices that will improve the health, quality of life, and life expectancy of individuals with SCD.
This comprehensive dataset, which will soon include years… more »
All too often local hospitals view each other as competition, rather than as partners in solving population health challenges. In Atlanta, five health systems are cooperating in an unprecedented way.