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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February 15, 2018
Advocacy day
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February 15, 2018 Advocacy day

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A special #healthpolicyvalentine for all you health policy nerds out there:
How do I love thee, Medicaid? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth, breadth, and height of your comprehensive coverage.
I love thee 2 million times over because you cover as many Georgians.
I love thee freely, as you allow seniors to age in their homes.
I love thee purely, as you keep Georgia's children healthy and whole.
I love thee with the same passion that people with disabilities are able to seek employment and education with your support
I love thee with a love I'll never lose in the hopes that we never lose you.

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GHF In The News
Jan 25, 2018
Say ‘yes’ to expanded coverage, ‘no’ to work requirements
Laura Colbert

Editorial: Laura Colbert of Georgians for a Healthy Future cites Georgia’s high uninsured rate, the opioid epidemic, and the financial struggles of rural hospitals in calling for the state to…

Consumer Resources

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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…