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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The newest version of the ACA repeal bill still strips health care away from 560,000 Georgians, raises premiums in Georgia by an average of $3000+, and cuts our state's Medicaid program by $4 billion. There's new stuff in the bill too! Now it guts protections for people with pre-existing conditions, ends national standards on what health care services insurers have to cover, and ends the nation wide ban on annual & lifetime benefit caps.

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GHF In The News
Mar 25, 2017
Health care plan collapses in major setback for Trump, GOP
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

“The American Health Care Act would have caused more than half a million Georgians to lose their coverage entirely while doing nothing to improve affordability or quality of care.”

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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…