August Peach Pulse: Questions for health care voters, children’s health, and #GHFcelebrates10


Before you go to the polls
What health care voters need to know

Georgians across the state are being asked to decide how they will cast their votes in November. The decisions made by voters like you will directly impact critical consumer health issues in Georgia like access to health care, affordability of health insurance, the opioid crisis, and health disparities.

To help you make decisions about the candidates on your ballot, we put together a list of eight questions to ask of candidates seeking your support.

 One week to get your tickets!
Join the celebration!

There’s just one week left to get your tickets to GHF’s fourth annual Consumer Health Impact Awards! Don’t miss your chance to celebrate the achievements of four amazing awardees who have made great contributions to building a healthier future for all Georgians. This event will also commemorate GHF’s ten-year anniversary as the voice for Georgia health care consumers! RSVP today to join the celebration!

GHF selected for Child Health Leadership Network
GHF’s Executive Director will participate in team from Georgia

GHF’s Executive Director, Laura Colbert, was one of four leaders from Georgia selected to participate in the Child Health Leadership Network. This leadership development program helps state-based teams of child health advocates improve the well-being of children and families in their state through policy change and effective leadership. The Child Health Leadership Network is funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, and the Atlantic Philanthropies. Read more about the Child Health Leadership Network and the Georgia team here.

In case you missed it
What you should know about GCAL

GCAL provides 24/7 online and telephone support for Georgians who are seeking services for or in crisis as a result of developmental disabilities, mental health, or substance use conditions. You can call 800-715-4225 or visit if you or someone they care for is facing a behavioral health crisis or in need of services. Get to know more about GCAL in GHF’s newest post from our Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodies blog series.

GHF goes to Athens!

Georgians for a Healthy Future hosted a Georgia Voices for Medicaid training this month in partnership with Athens for Everyone. The Georgia Voices for Medicaid trainings are designed to give participants the knowledge and skills they need to advocate for timely, important health care issues impacting Georgians. If you were unable to attend, catch up on with our latest blog post. You can also join us for our next training event in Albany or contact Alyssa Green at or 404-567-5016, ext. 2 to schedule a training in your community.

 GHF in the news

Atlanta-based organization to host Medicaid advocacy training in Athens

WUGA July 31, 2018

Ruling allows for purchase of cheaper insurance

Albany Herald August 3, 2018

Unusual but welcome: 2 health insurers opt to cut Ga. exchange rates

WABE August 24, 2018