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September 2023


Earlier this month, GHF hosted our 15th anniversary celebration! We were thrilled to have so many long-time and new supporters, partners, and colleagues join us for an evening to reflect on our first 15 years and to energize ourselves for the next. Thank you to all who were able to attend! See photos from the event here in our FaceBook photo album.

We want to again congratulate¬†our¬†four awardees, all of whom have had outsized impacts on GHF’s past and present, and on the well-being of Georgia families. We feel confident that all four will continue to succeed in their efforts to build the healthy, equitable future that we all want for our state.

Finally, thank you to our wonderful volunteers and generous sponsors! You help to power GHF’s advocacy in many ways.




Get ready for Health Care Unscrambled 2024!   

Please join Georgians for a Healthy Future for our 14th annual Health Care Unscrambled!

Health Care Unscrambled is a special, annual opportunity for health advocates and stakeholders to hear from state leaders 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.

Please plan to join us on Thursday, January 11th from 7:30 Р11am for Health Care Unscrambled 2024! RSVP today! We look forward to seeing you there.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. 



Join Cover Georgia and Doctors for America for a Medicaid expansion advocacy training!

Are you a health care professional or public health advocate who wants to learn how to be a better advocate for Medicaid expansion in Georgia?

Join Cover Georgia, GHF, and Doctors for America for a FREE training on October 21st in Savannah, GA. You will hear from your peers, media experts,¬†and others about¬†how you can support closing Georgia’s coverage gap! You don’t want to miss this opportunity to connect with other health care providers¬†in Savannah and across the state.
Saturday, October 21, 2023
The Beach Institute African-American Cultural Center
502 E. Harris Street, Savannah, GA 31401
RSVP to attend virtually or here in-person. If you have questions about this upcoming training, please contact Knetta Adkins, Organizing Manager, at or 404-400-2715.




















Governor¬†Kemp’s¬†Pathways¬†to Coverage program (aka ‚ÄúPathways‚ÄĚ), started July 1st.¬†Pathways is a new Medicaid program for uninsured adults who are working¬†at least part time and have low incomes. Uninsured¬†Georgia¬†adults (ages 19-64)¬†with incomes at or below the¬†poverty level¬†can apply for¬†Pathways¬†Medicaid coverage¬†if they meet¬†stringent work¬†(or school)¬†requirements.

Here at GHF, we’ve been learning about the program in its first few months and helping others understand it too. Here are a few resources that we’ve developed that you may find helpful:

















GHF’s enrollment assisters sound off with their tips to help families navigate Medicaid renewals!¬†

Many Georgia families have struggled to renew their children’s or their own Medicaid coverage in the first few months of the¬†Medicaid unwinding. Deanna and Angelica, enrollment assisters at GHF, have been helping families through the process and have these tips to share:¬†

From Deanna and Angelica:

  1. You can renew your Medicaid benefits online, by mail, by phone or in person.
    • Visit Georgia Gateway to renew¬†online.
    • You can speak with someone about your renewal by calling the Georgia Call Center at 877-423-4746 (TTY: 1800-255-0556)
    • You can call to request an application be mailed to you or download the application¬†online at¬† Mail the completed form to your local Division of Family and Children’s Services (DFCS) office.
    • Contact your local DFCS department to schedule an in-person visit.¬†Visit¬†¬†to locate your local office for telephone number and office hours.
  2. How to access your gateway account.
    • New Gateway Users
      1. Click on “Create an Account”
      2. Follow the prompts to put in your personal information (name, email, phone number, etc.)
      3. Create a User ID and password. (Keep up with this information for access to your account)
      4. Select 3 security questions and fill in the answers. (Ex: What’s your favorite holiday or favorite food?)
      5. Check the user acceptance agreement and click “Create an Account.”
    • Previous Users
      1. Click on “Manage My Account/Login.”
      2. Log into your account with your Gateway user ID and password.
  3. How to submit requested documentation.
    • The fastest way to submit documentation is by uploading in the gateway portal.
    • You can mail, fax or bring hard copies of your paperwork to the local Division of Family and Children’s Services office. Fax numbers can be located on your verification checklist notice.

Still need some assistance? Deanna and Angelica are available to answer your questions and help you with Medicaid or ACA coverage: 
















Your story matters and we are here to amplify yours. Our fellow Georgians and our lawmakers need to hear about your health challenges and victories.

Experiences like yours let lawmakers know what’s working, and what’s not, in our health care system. Your story shows our leaders why we need to change laws & policies so that health care is more affordable, accessible, and benefits our communities. Let our GHF team work with you to share your health care story.

We’re particularly interested in hearing from you if you are uninsured, enrolled in health insurance through, have or had medical debt, or have Medicaid coverage. We now have a new way to submit your story!

Text in your story?¬†Now you can!¬†Text “MedEx” to “52886”

We welcome all stories, so don’t be shy! Share your story now! Write or record your story here. Story sharers may be paid for their time.



Georgia insurers fail to prove compliance with mental health law
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution | September 11, 2023


Toolkit: Fall 2023 Vaccination Promotion
Public Health Communications Collaborative

Fall is quickly approaching, and with it comes flu and respiratory virus season. The Public Health Communications Collaborative has created a new resource to help you communicate timely, effective, and consistent information about flu, COVID-19, and RSV vaccines and immunizations.