Peach Pulse | Coming Up Short recap, ACA open enrollment, & more!





Thank you for (virtually) joining us!

Thank you for attending “Coming Up Short: Affordability, Access, and Public Policy Fixes for Georgians”! We enjoyed an insightful conversation about the results of Altarum’s Consumer Healthcare Experience State Survey (CHESS) and Georgians’ struggles with health care affordability. 

The survey results revealed that the majority of Georgians struggled to afford care in the past year and even more are worried about affording care, including COVID-19 treatment, in the future. Additionally, the survey found broad, bipartisan support for government measures to address high health care costs. You can find the full report and survey results here. If you’d like to watch the program & great discussion with our guests, click here

Don’t forget! GHF and local partners will be hosting regional forums to discuss the local survey results and region-specific drivers of high health care costs. You can register for the Nov. 3rd Southewest Georgia forum here and the Nov. 10th East Georgia forum here.


Please join Georgians for a Healthy Future for our 12th annual Health Care Unscrambled!

Health Care Unscrambled is a special, annual 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.

Because of the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, GHF’s Health Care Unscrambled 2022 will be streamed statewide online. (An in-person attendance option with appropriate safety precautions is TBD.)  

Please plan to join us on Tuesday, January 11th for Health Care Unscrambled 2022! RSVP today! We look forward to seeing you there.

Sponsorship opportunities are available.

Open enrollment begins this Monday! opens for business this Monday, November 1st! Consumers can browse available plans now and enroll in affordable, comprehensive coverage from November 1, 2021 to January 15, 2022. Even if you’ve shopped for health insurance in the past, now is the time to visit again. New financial help is available to many more Georgians than before. If you or someone you know needs health insurance in 2022, now is the time to get covered!

GHF’s health insurance navigators are available to help! 

Please meet Treylin Cooley and Deanna Williams, GHF’s two new health insurance navigators. Treylin and Deanna are available to help you and your loved ones understand your health insurance options, get enrolled, and use your coverage. Contact Treylin and Deanna directly with your health insurance questions:

  • Treylin Cooley,, (470) 654-5484. Special focus on LGBTQ+ Georgians.
  • Deanna Williams,, (470) 654-5509. Special focus on middle Georgia (in the Macon/Bibb Co. area)

Follow GHF on FacebookTwitter, and LinkedIn to learn and share messages about the opportunity to enroll in health insurance, the availability of financial assistance, and how to find enrollment help.



















GHF hosted 2 trainings in October, plans 2 more trainings for November

GHF hosted two Georgia Voices for Medicaid trainings this month. Both groups discussed ways to increase awareness of Medicaid for Georgians with developmental disabilities. Participants heard from GHF’s Knetta Adkins about who Medicaid covers, how it benefits the state, and how Georgians with a developmental disability and the people who support them can engage in advocacy in support of Medicaid.

Missed these trainings? Register to attend a training on November 4th or November 11th. RVSP below and complete the required pre-survery. Then you will recieve the Zoom link needed to attend the event. 

GHF endeavors to make our virtual discussions accessible to everyone. If you have questions about the accessible features or need to request accommodations, please contact Knetta Adkins at or 404-400-2715 at least 5 business days prior to the event. 

Click Here to Register for the November 4th Training:

Click Here to Register for the November 11th Training:

















Daniel Nguyen, Deanna Williams and Treylin Cooley join the GHF team!

Daniel Nguyen is GHF’s new Administrative Assistant. In this role, he will support GHF’s growing team with day-to-day operations, office management, and other administrative functions. Prior to making the switch to the nonprofit sector, Daniel worked in finance in Washington, D.C. His lifelong passion and commitments are towards improving racial equity, and social and economic justice.

Treylin Cooley is a health insurance navigator focusing on Georgia’s LGBTQ+ community. Treylin is a social worker by training and has worked with many diverse groups from at-risk youth to military veterans, Treylin brings a grassroots perspective to his work and has made it his mission to advocate for equality for all from education to healthcare.

Deanna Williams is a health insurance navigator focusing in the Central Georgia area. In this role, Deanna will provide enrollment and outreach in specifically 10 counties surround the city of Macon. Deanna began her career at the Department of Family of Children Services in Bibb county and later on passed her CMS training to become a certified Medicare counselor for the State of Georgia.

We are pleased Daniel, Deanna and Treylin have joined our team! You can read more about them and find their contact information on GHF’s Staff & Board of Directors page.


Most Georgians struggling to afford health care, survey says
Georgia Health News | October 13, 2021

Majority of Georgians fear inability to pay for COVID treatment if infected, survey finds
Georgia Recorder | October 14, 2021


Toolkit: Halloween 2021 Safety Tips
Public Health Communications Collaborative

Halloween is around the corner! Download and share these communications resources – including safety guidance, an activity for kids, and social graphics – to help achieve a sweet and safe holiday in your community.

New Vaccine Resource Hub
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The CDC Foundation launched a Vaccine Resource Hub developed to support individuals and organizations working to increase adult immunization across all communities, especially those experiencing racial and ethnic disparities.

Georgia health departments to offer COVID-19 booster shots
Fox 5 Atlanta 

Georgia officials say local health departments will begin offering more COVID-19 vaccine booster shots on Tuesday, Oct. 26, following guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.