Population Health

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For Georgia to continue to grow and thrive, we need a healthy population. Improving the health of all Georgians means placing an intentional focus on public health and prevention. Georgians for a Healthy Future supports a strong public health system and the adoption of evidence-based practices that improve health outcomes. Our work in this area ranges from advocating for policies that will reduce smoking to providing education about the availability of preventive services to advocating for more investment in our state's public health infrastructure. Georgians for a Healthy Future also supports the establishment of an All Payer Claims Database in Georgia to help advocates, stakeholders, and policymakers better understand disease prevalence, health care utilization, and other information about the health of our state's population.

Resources on Population Health (3 items) Go to Library

Health Beyond Health Care: Opportunities to Improve Health by Addressing Social Determinants

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Preventive Services

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Why Increase the Tobacco Tax?

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Today is the day! The House of Representatives is set to vote tomorrow on the American Health Care Act, legislation that will leave as many as 750,000 Georgians without coverage. If your member of Congress has not heard from you about the AHCA, now is the time! If you have called before, he needs to hear from you again. Call your member of Congress today at 866-426-2631 and tell him to vote “NO” on the AHCA. ... See MoreSee Less

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An analysis from the Center for American Progress shows that average health care costs under the #AHCA will rise by more than $2600 for indiv. and $4800 for families in Georgia as compared to the #ACA. For low-income families, health care costs would rise by more than $9200 and for older individuals by more than $7300. ow.ly/b7PN30a4K8p ... See MoreSee Less

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A new report released on Friday shows how many people coold expect to lose coverage by Congressional district. We pulled Georgia's districts for you. Check the table to see how people in your district fare.
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GHF In The News
Mar 8, 2017
GOP Healthcare Plan: How it could affect Georgia
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According to Cindy Zeldin, with healthcare consumer advocacy group Georgians for a Healthy Future, one of the biggest impacts this state would feel is from a major shift in the…

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Accessing preventive services: what consumers need to know

One of the key requirements of the ACA is that insurance companies must cover recommended…

GHF interviews Sen. Hufstetler on tobacco tax

As part of this week’s legislative update, we caught up with Senator Chuck Hufstetler and…

Time to act on tobacco

With the holiday season upon us and the 2015 Legislative Session just around the corner,…

Tobacco Control Report Card: Georgia Fails Nearly Every Category

Georgia failed almost every category in the American Lung Association’s State of Tobacco Control 2010…