September 27, 2017 / 6:30 pm

Consumer Health Impact Awards 2017

Park Tavern
500 10th St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
Join us for the third annual Consumer Health Impact Awards! We will celebrate and recognize the work of individuals and organizations who have positively impacted the health and lives of countless Georgians.  The Linda S. Lowe Health Advocacy Award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated a deep commitment to health advocacy and has achieved significant health… MORE >
May 17, 2017 / 1 to 4 pm

Working Together: What is Next for Health Care in Georgia?

Southwest Chatham Library
14097 Abercorn St.
Savannah, GA 31419
Georgians for a Healthy Future is partnering with local community groups in and around Savannah for an educational forum entitled Working Together: What is Next for Health Care in Georgia. The Health Committee of Women Advocating for Georgians (WAG), a Savannah-based group, will participate in the program along with experts and advocates who will discuss the current… MORE >
January 24, 2017

Webinar: State Legislative Preview & Federal Update

It is a time of uncertainty for health care. Congressional leaders have already begun the process to repeal the Affordable Care Act, landmark legislation that established a framework for coverage that has resulted in the lowest uninsured rate ever recorded, rights and protections for health care consumers, and provisions to advance health equity. With the… MORE >
January 12, 2017 / 7:30 - 11:00 AM

Health Care Unscrambled

The Freight Depot
65 Martin Luther King Jr Dr
Atlanta, GA 30312
Please Join Us for Health Care Unscrambled 2017 Health Care Unscrambled 2017 is almost here! This annual tradition, held during the first week of the Georgia Legislative Session, provides a special opportunity for health care advocates and stakeholders to hear from state policymakers about what they plan to tackle in the year ahead. Our featured panelists …… MORE >
November 15, 2016 / 8:30 - 11:00 AM

Health Beyond Health Care: A Starting Point for Addressing the Social Determinants of Health through State Policy

The Freight Depot
65 Martin Luther King, Jr., Drive, S.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30334
As more Georgians gain access to the health care system through increased health insurance coverage, we must look beyond traditional health care settings to improve the health of all Georgians. Local community efforts demonstrate successful approaches to improve health by addressing factors outside healthcare that impact wellbeing. There is tremendous potential to scale up promising… MORE >
October 25, 2016 / 6:00 - 8:00 PM

A Conversation with Author Daniel Dawes

1080 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
For a second installment in our book discussion and networking series, we met with Daniel Dawes, author of 150 Years of Obamacare.  Attorney Daniel Dawes is a nationally recognized leader in the health equity movement and has led numerous efforts to address health policy issues impacting vulnerable, underserved, and marginalized populations. Dawes was instrumental in… MORE >
September 28, 2016 / 6:30 PM

Consumer Health Impact Awards 2016

Park Tavern
500 10th St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
2016 Consumer Health Impact Award Recipients Linda Smith Lowe Health Advocacy Award Tim Sweeney – Former Deputy Director & Health Policy Analysis, Georgia Budget & Policy Institute Community Impact Award Carole Maddux – Executive Director & CEO, Good Samaritan Health & Wellness Center Powerhouse Policymaker Award Rep. Stacey Abrams, House Minority Leader Powerhouse Policymaker …… MORE >
August 16, 2016 / 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Getting Georgia Covered: How Consumer and Assister Experiences can Increase Enrollment and Inform Policy

Sloppy Floyd Building
20th floor, Floyd Room 200 Piedmont Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30334
This half-day summit focused on opportunities for collaboration between health care advocates, providers, policy experts, community-based nonprofit organizations, and enrollment assisters to better reach our shared goals of improving health care coverage and access to care in Georgia. How can we build on the successes of the last open enrollment period to reach more consumers,… MORE >
July 19, 2016 / 6:30 - 8:30 PM

A Conversation with Author Mike King

The Warren City Club
818 North Highland Ave.
Atlanta, Georgia 30306
Thank you to our health care advocates and friends who joined us for a book signing and conversation with Atlanta journalist Mike King, author of A Spirit of Charity: Restoring the Bond Between America and Its Public Hospitals. His new book explores the role of public hospitals in our health system, weaving Georgia’s history —… MORE >
April 5, 2016 / 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Changes in Health Care and Policy in the 2016 Georgia Legislative Session

The 2016 legislative session has officially wrapped up, and with it come changes to Georgia’s health policy landscape. The bills, resolutions, and budgets that were passed will all affect Georgia’s health care system and health care consumers. Tune in to this webinar to find out how this session’s legislation may affect your work, your health… MORE >
February 2, 2016 / 8:00am - 10:30am

Getting What You Pay For: Consumer Protections for Network Adequacy, Surprise Medical Bills, and Provider Directories

Blue Room,
Georgia Railroad Depot
65 M.L.K. JR Drive NW
Atlanta, GA 30303
At this joint event with partner organization Georgia Watch, we explored this issues around network adequacy, provider directory accuracy, and surprise out-of-network billing. Speakers included: Senator Dean Burke Julie Silas, Consumers Union Beth Stephens, Georgia Watch Meredith Gonsahn, Georgians for a Healthy Future   Resources: Julie Silas’s presentation Meredith Gonsahn’s presentation Policy Brief – …… MORE >
January 21, 2016 / 12pm - 1pm

Webinar: A Look Ahead at Health Care Policy in the 2016 Georgia Legislative Session

As we get closer to the end of football season and the Superbowl, Georgia’s legislators will reconvene to begin their own sporting event–the 2016 legislative session. Health care is expected to be among the important issues that they tackle, an issue for which legislative inaction can create significant access to care barriers and health-related burdens… MORE >
January 14, 2016 / 7:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Health Care Unscrambled 2016

Georgia Railroad Freight Depot
65 M.L.K. Jr Dr NW
Atlanta, GA 30303
Health Care Unscrambled 2016, Georgians for a Healthy Future’s sixth annual health policy breakfast, was a huge success! We brought in experts and legislators to talk about emerging issues and trends in health policy. The legislative panel included Sen. Greg Kirk, Sen. Emanuel Jones, Rep. Lee Hawkins, and Rep. Debbie Buckner. Special guests Lynn Quincy from… MORE >
November 17, 2015

Coverage and Access to Care: Local Focus on Savannah

Savannah, Georgia
Policy Forum hosted by Georgians for a Healthy Future, Georgia Budget and Policy Institute and Chatham County Safety Net Planning Council held in Savannah, Georgia. MORE >
October 28, 2015 / All day

Getting and Keeping Georgia Covered

Georgians for a Healthy Future and Enroll America teamed up to host an all-day convening for health insurance enrollment stakeholders on October 28, 2015. The purpose of the convening was to bring Georgia’s enrollment community together prior to the start of OE3 to discuss best practices and share resources, tools, and ideas. Here are some… MORE >
October 22, 2015 / 11:30 am – 1:45 pm

Fall Policy Forum on Preventing Youth Substance Use

Loudermilk Center, Ann Cramer Room
At the event we released a policy brief co-authored with the Georgia Council on Substance Abuse which you can download here. On our SlideShare page you can find all panelists’ presentations. Check our these short videos with presenters Dr. Kuperminc, Dr. Seale, and Sissy Weldon, and well as coalition member Dave Laws. Event Sponsors Premier Event SponsorAmerigroup PlatinumAnn… MORE >
October 19, 2015 / 2:00 pm

GEAR Up for Open Enrollment Webinar

Watch the webinar!  In this webinar we introduced GEAR, the new central hub of resources for Georgia’s enrollment assisters and stakeholders who work to educate people on their health and health coverage options. GEAR is full of handouts, interactive consumer tools, important updates, and other materials that will help enrollment assisters and community organizations better… MORE >
September 9, 2015 / 6:30 pm

Georgians for a Healthy Future’s First Annual Consumer Health Awards

The Park Tavern, Atlanta
Thank you for making Georgians for a Healthy Future’s First Annual Consumer Health Impact Awards a huge success! On September 9th, 150 advocates, legislators, friends and family joined us at Park Tavern for a wonderful night. From pictures on the glamour wall to silent auction bid-wars, it was a perfect night. … More > MORE >
May 13, 2015

Getting Georgia Covered: Lessons Learned from Open Enrollment 2

Georgia Freight Depot
On May 13, GHF hosted a lunch panel discussion on best practices, lessons learned, and policy recommendations from the second open enrollment period.  During the event, GHF released it’s new report on the topic.  You can download it here. To see pictures from the event, visit our Facebook page! Additional Resources from the event: Whitney… MORE >
April 9, 2015 / 12:00 pm

Health Policy & Advocacy Webinar Series: Changes in Health Policy in the 2015 Legislative Session

If you weren’t able to attend our end-of-session webinar, you can click here to watch the archived version or check out the slides here! MORE >
March 25, 2015

Health Advocates Day at the Captitol

March 25, was a hugely successful day of legislative advocacy!  After breakfast and advocacy training 30 volunteers went over to the Capitol to lobby their legislators for the healthcare issues that mattered most to them.  For many of these Georgians, this was their first interaction with their legislators. The video below is … More > MORE >
January 15, 2015 / 7:30 to 11:00 am

Health Care Unscrambled 2015!

Freight Depot
Health Care Unscrambled 2015! Thank you to those of you who joined us for the fifth annual Health Care Unscrambled policy breakfast on January 15! This year’s event featured two powerhouse panels: a bipartisan legislative discussion and a panel that focused on the recent experiences of Kentucky and Arkansas, two Southern states that are moving forward with… MORE >
October 29, 2014 / 6:00 to 8:00 pm

Benefit & Launch Party for the Somebody finally asked me campaign!

The home of Iris & Bruce Feinberg
55 Lafayette Drive NE Atlanta, Georgia 30309
Georgians for a Healthy Future and the Georgia Council on Substance Abuse are teaming up to launch a new public health advocacy campaign — Somebody finally asked me! — to prevent addiction and its harmful effects among Georgia’s youth, and we want you to be a part of it. Please join us at the beautiful… MORE >
October 16, 2014 / 9:00 to 11:00 AM

Report Release: The Impact of Health Insurance Navigators on Consumer Experiences: Finds from an Evaluation of the First Open Enrollment Period

Thank you to those who joined Seedco and Georgians for a Healthy Future for the release of a comprehensive evaluation report on consumer and navigator experiences in four states during the Affordable Care Act’s first open enrollment period. Why did some consumers … More > MORE >
August 7, 2014

Health Care Unscrambled 2014!

Thank you to our sponsors and everyone who came out for Health Care Unscrambled 2014!  Event photos can be found here.             Champion Sponsor AARP Georgia Advocate Sponsor Abby Friedman & Harry HeimanGeorgia Center for Healthier Communities Ally Sponsor Kent & Diane AlexanderRobert & Amy ArogetiGeorgia Advocacy OfficeHealthcare Georgia …… MORE >
August 7, 2014 / 6:00 to 8:00 pm

Celebrate Five Years of Health Advocacy!

Two Alliance Center
Thank you to those who came out to help Georgians for a Healthy Future celebrate five years of health advocacy! Thank you for joining us for an evening of celebration and conversation with Georgians for a Healthy Future. It’s been five years since we launched in 2009 with a commitment to provide a strong voice for Georgia… MORE >
December 2, 2013

Cover Georgia Day at the Capitol

Georgians for a Healthy Future along with 100 advocates and Cover Georgia coalition partners spent the day at the Gold Dome on Tuesday, February 19th, 2013 to deliver a message: coverage matters.  Health care consumers, advocates, providers and others gathered for a morning training on Medicaid expansion and then walked over to the Capitol to… MORE >
September 7, 2013

GHF benefit concert: Paul Thorn at Variety Playhouse

Variety Playhouse in Little Five Points
Thank you for joinin Georgians for a Healthy Future at our first ever benefit concert at Variety Playhouse in Little Five Points with headliner Paul Thorn on September 7, 2013.  To view pictures from the concert, click here. MORE >
June 27, 2013

All Hands on Deck: An Evening with Georgians for a Healthy Future

Thanks to everyone who came out to support Georgians for a Healthy Future at our annual summer event on June 27th! You can view additional pictures from the event here. MORE >
January 10, 2013 / 7:30 am – 10:30 am

Health Care Unscrambled 2013

Freight Depot
Georgians for a Healthy Future’s third annual Health Care Unscrambled policy breakfast event, held on January 10, 2013, featured a lively panel discussion with key Georgia policymakers including Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens, State Representative Pat Gardner, and State Representative Sharon Cooper. We also heard insights from keynote speaker Jonathan … More > MORE >
August 14, 2012

Capturing the Moment: An Evening with Georgians for a Healthy Future

Offices of Nelson Mullins, Atlantic Station
Georgians for a Healthy Future held a reception and fundraiser on the terrace of the offices of Nelson Mullins in Atlantic Station on the evening of August 14th, 2012, to support our consumer health advocacy work at this critical moment in history. The recent Supreme Court decision upholding the Affordable Care Act was a …… MORE >
March 26, 2012

Rally to Protect Our Health Care

Georgians for a Healthy Future rallied with HealthSTAT, Doctors for America, and Know Your Care Georgia on the afternoon of March 26th, 2012 in a show of support for the progress that has been made for health care consumers and patients since the Affordable Care Act became law. Our speakers–doctors, patients, legislators, and advocates–shared… MORE >
March 21, 2012

Kick Butts Day

Kick Butts Day Georgians for a Healthy Future rallied in coalition with the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, American Lung Association, and Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids on March 21, 2012, at the state capitol in celebration of national Kick Butts Day and to call upon Georgia policymakers to increase the state’s cigarette tax… MORE >
January 1, 2012 / 8:00 am – 10:30 am

Health Care Unscrambled 2012

Freight Depot
Health Care Unscrambled 2012 Georgians for a Healthy Future’s second annual Health Care Unscrambled policy breakfast event, held on January 12, 2012, featured a panel of policymakers including Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens, Representatives Pat Gardner and Richard Smith, and Senators Renee Unterman and Nan Orrock. We heard from these key decision-makers about the issues on… MORE >
August 25, 2011 / (August through November)

Building a Healthy Georgia

Throughout 2011, Georgians for a Healthy Future spearheaded a series of community events around the state of Georgia. The Building a Healthy Georgia series was a collaborative public education campaign led by Georgians for a Healthy Future and partner organizations Voices for Georgia’s Children, HealthSTAT, Georgia Budget & Policy Institute, AARP of Georgia and the… MORE >
March 1, 2011

Georgians for a Healthy Future Cocktail Reception & Fundraiser

Georgians for a Healthy Future held a reception and fundraiser in March 2011 to support consumer health advocacy. Board Member Pat Nobbie emceed the event and Representatives Pat Gardner and Simone Bell spoke about health care legislation in the General Assembly, while Dean Phil Williams of the School of Public Health at the University of… MORE >
December 7, 2010

Health Care Unscrambled 2010

Georgians for a Healthy Future held our first annual Health Care Unscrambled policy breakfast event on December 7, 2010 featuring a panel discussion with Alan Weil of the National Academy for State Health Policy; Anton Gunn, Regional Director for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; and Dr. Phaedra Corso of the College of… MORE >
September 23, 2010

Care Beyond College: Dependent Care Coverage Explained

Emory University
Care Beyond College: Dependent Care Coverage Explained This roundtable discussion, held on September 23, 2010 at Emory University, raised awareness of important new health care consumer protections for young adults with a particular focus on the new option for young adults to remain on a parent’s health insurance plan until age 26. Participants included Dr.… MORE >
August 1, 2010 / (August through September)

Health Care: 2010 and Beyond

Athens, Rome, Butler, Tiftin, Macon, and Savannah
Health Care: 2010 and Beyond In August and September of 2010, Georgians for a Healthy Future jointly hosted a series of educational forums with the Georgia Budget & Policy Institute, Voices for Georgia’s Children, and AARP. Forums were held in Athens, Rome, Butler, Tifton, Macon, and Savannah throughout the months of August and September 2010.… MORE >
May 27, 2010

Spotlight on Georgians with Diagnosed Pre-Existing Health Conditions

This conversation, hosted by Georgians for a Healthy Future and held on May 27, 2010 at the American Cancer Society, featured testimonials from Georgia patients with chronic health conditions about the challenges they face navigating the health system and what health reform’s new consumer protections, including the provision that will no longer allow insurance companies… MORE >
February 23, 2010

Georgians for a Healthy Future Cocktail Reception

Georgians for a Healthy Future held our first annual cocktail reception on February 23, 2010, to bring friends, partners, and fellow advocates together for an evening of fun in support of our health advocacy work. MORE >
October 22, 2009

Georgians for a Healthy Future Launch

State Capitol
On October 22, 2009, Georgians for a Healthy Future was officially launched at an event at the State Capitol! The Board of Directors introduced GHF’s first Executive Director Cindy Zeldin and discussed our mission and vision for Georgia. MORE >