Laura Colbert is the Executive Director at Georgians for a Healthy Future, a non-profit consumer health advocacy organization that works to advance access to quality, affordable health care for all Georgians through education and outreach, coalition building and mobilization, and public policy advocacy.
Laura came to Georgians for a Healthy Future in June 2014 from Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. At Children’s, she developed and managed community partnership and outreach efforts in the Strong4Life program. Laura’s other previous positions include working at HealthSTAT, a student-run health policy and advocacy organization; and the CDC’s Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention. Laura was recognized in 2014 by the Society for Public Health Education as one of the organization’s “30 under 30”. She currently serves as a volunteer board member for the Georgia Society for Public Health Education and Dick Lane Velodrome, a bike racing track in East Point. Laura has an MPH from Emory University, where she focused on health literacy and the social determinants of health. Before moving to Atlanta, Laura attended the University of Georgia, where she earned her B.S.Ed in Kinesiology with a focus on biomechanics. She is also a Master Certified Health Education Specialist.