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Health Care Unscrambled 2021

Health Care Unscrambled 2021

January 7, 2021 8:30 AM - 10 AM
January 8, 2021, 8:30 - 10 AM
January 14, 2021, 8:30 - 10 AM
Virtual event

Visit our digital program to find information about each session's speakers, and presentation slides and materials. Thank you!


GHF's signature event happened this year with a virtual twist! This annual tradition provided a special opportunity for health advocates and stakeholders to hear from state policymakers about what they plan to tackle in the year ahead, to learn about emerging health policy issues from nationally-renowned experts, and to better understand the health experiences of Georgia consumers.

This year's program included three sessions on three dates:

  • January 7  |  8:30 to 10 am  |  Politics, Possibilities & Policy
    In a two-part session, the morning began with a discussion about how the U.S. and Georgia's health policy landscapes will be shaped by the results of the 2020 elections. A second panel, made up of Georgia’s leading state legislators, discussed the outlook for the state budget & health-related legislation during the 2021 legislative session.
  • January 8  |  8:30 to 10 am  |  In Their Own Words
    This roundtable discussion with Georgia consumers centered around the day-to-day experiences of families from across the state and explored the inseparable nature of health from work, education, transportation, social connectedness, and other social determinants of health.
  • January 14  |  8:30 to 10 am  |  COVID-19 as a Change-maker
    This session examined the gaps in our understanding of health and equity exposed by COVID-19 and offered a reimagining of mental health, racial equity and well-being, and the role of health advocates in bringing about necessary changes.

Each session included interactive features, opportunities for small group networking between attendees, and opportunities to restore our own mental wellness.

Thank you to our sponsors!












Georgia Primary Care Association
Harry Heiman & Abby Friedman
Healthcare Georgia Foundation
Positive Impact Health Centers

American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
Emory University Rollins School of Public Health
Iris & Bruce Feinberg
Morehouse School of Medicine Satcher Health Leadership Institute
Robert & Amy Arogeti
Susan Kupferberg & Richard Mitchell

Abbie Fuksman
Alan & Renee Levow
Banny Lesesne
Cindy Zeldin & Doug Busk
Georgia Academy of Family Physicians
Georgia Budget & Policy Institute
Georgia Council on Substance Abuse

Georgia Equality
Grady Health Systems
Ilene Engel
Julie Edelson
Lois Frank
Loose Nuts Cycles
Molina Healthcare
Rebecca Wheeler
United Way of Greater Atlanta

Advocates for Responsible Care
AIDS Healthcare Foundation
AJ Robinson & Nicolle Ellerine
American College of Physicians, Georgia chapter

Don Rubin
Georgia Charitable Care Network
Georgia Interfaith Public Policy Center

Georgia Nurses Association
Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia
Jeanney Kutner
Krista Brewer

Laura Colbert & Chris Tavel
Lauren Waits
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Lewis & Joanie Shubin
Melanie Porter
Mercy Care
Natalie Hernandez
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Trista McGlamery
Voices for Georgia's Children
Zach Nikonovich-Kahn