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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Want to do something about the Senate health care bill? No matter where you are in Georgia, there's a rally for you! Join us and tell Senator Johnny Isakson to vote "No" on any bill that cuts and caps Medicaid and results in the loss of coverage for thousands of Georgians.
Here's where to find a rally near you:
Atlanta: Isakson's office (3625 Cumberland Blvd), 2 pm
Athens: UGA Arch, 5:30 pm
Macon: Rosa Parks Square, 5:30 pm
Gainesville: Gainesville Square, 5:30 pm
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Protect My Care Georgia - Statewide Rallies

June 26, 2017, 9:00am - June 26, 2017, 9:00pm

On Monday, June 26 Georgians from every corner of the state will take a stand to protect our healthc...

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Jun 5, 2017
GOP health bill would hit children hard, study says
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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…