Rural America is not monolithic and includes a wide variety of locales, from densely populated small towns to neighborhoods on the border of… more »
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 »
The Georgia Health Policy Center compiled approaches rural communities across the country are using for the 2018 Marketplace Open Enrollment period. The brief, Benefits Counseling Tips, offers advice for how to most efficiently and effectively educate and support consumers this open enrollment period, which will be significantly shorter and with drastically reduced outreach funding,… more »
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 »
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 »
The health care safety net is vulnerable, particularly in Georgia’s rural areas, according to a study published by the Georgia Health Policy Center in the spring supplement to the Journal of Georgia Public Health Association, Two Georgias: Addressing Health Equity in Rural Georgia. But in a time of health system transformation, there are steps… more »
Bridging for Health: Improving Community Health Through Innovations in Financing, supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is pleased to announce the first four sites selected to participate in this initiative:
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 »
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 »
In response to a request from the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Office of Regional Operations, the GHPC led the design and facilitation of the Georgia Oral Health Summit held September 20, 2012. The broad-based audience of oral health advocates included more than 130 providers, physicians, advocates, elected officials, school nurses, educators, and… more »