Rural Health

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 Presents at the National Rural Health Association

Continuing a long tradition of supporting rural communities in community health systems development, researchers from the Georgia Health Policy Center made several presentations at the National Rural Health Association Conference held in San Diego, Calif. May 9-12, in partnership with project officers from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration’s Federal Office of Rural… more »

Evidence-Based Practices Difficult to Adopt in Rural Communities

Rural communities face challenges adopting evidence-based and promising health practices. These communities often must make deliberate modifications to translate recognized practices into local rural community settings according to the paper, “Selecting, Adapting, and Implementing Evidence- based Interventions in Rural Settings: An Analysis of 70 Community Examples,” published in the November 2016 supplement to the… more »

Georgia State University Receives $2.7 Million Federal Grant to Improve Blood Transfusion Outcomes

ATLANTA—The Georgia Health Policy Center (GHPC) at Georgia State University has received a five-year, $2,669,903 award from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that will allow the GHPC and partnering organizations to look at transfusion-related complications in patients with hemoglobin disorders (sickle cell disease and thalassemia) and improve their outcomes.

Many individuals… more »

GHPC’s Debra Kibbe Helps Make America’s Youth Healthier

Posted On September 30, 2014
Categories News, Rural Health

Childhood obesity rates have tripled over the last 30 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2012, 31.8 percent – nearly one-in-three—children aged two to 19 were considered overweight or obese, 16.9 percent of them obese.

Although these rates have leveled in recent years, they are still exceptionally high according to more »