Georgians for a Healthy Future provides a strong voice for Georgia consumers and communities on the health care issues and decisions that impact their lives.
Mission & Vision: Our mission is to build and mobilize a unified voice, vision, and leadership to achieve a healthy future for all Georgians. Our vision is of a day in which all Georgians have access to the quality, affordable health care they need to live healthy lives and contribute to the health of their communities. Each year, we develop public policy priorities to move Georgia closer to this vision. Our three-pronged approach includes: 1) outreach, education & engagement with consumers and communities; 2) building and mobilizing coalitions; and 3) public policy advocacy.
Outreach, Education & Engagement with Consumers & Communities: We organize community forums and workshops across Georgia to foster substantive local dialogue about health issues. We convene local leaders, medical providers, stakeholders, and consumers to discuss the most important health care issues facing them in their communities. For a sampling of our recent presentations, click here.
Coalition Building: Leadership, Coordinaton, & Strategic Direction: We provide leadership, coordination, and strategic direction for a wide range of individual patient and consumer advocate organizations with missions to impact health care policy on behalf of their constituents. Learn more about our initiatives and priorities here.
Engagement with Policymakers & Public Policy Advocacy: We serve as an important resource and source of information for policymakers who make decisions that impact the lives of Georgia health care consumers, and we use our strong and effective voice to advocate for public policy change that brings us closer to our vision of a day in which all Georgians have access to quality, affordable health care. Learn more about our policy priorities in our Advocacy Center.
Demonstrating Impact: We have become the trusted voice for consumer perspectives on health care — cited in the press more than 100 times in the past three years and injecting the consumer voice into media coverage of health care issues statewide. We have earned a seat at the table with policymakers — our staff have been appointed to commissions and task forces to bring the consumer voice to the table as elected and appointed officials make health care policy decisions. We have successfully mobilized coalitions and achieved concrete public policy wins for Georgia consumers.