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November 2022


Thank you for your support on Giving Tuesday!

GHF asked for your support on Giving Tuesday and we couldn’t be more grateful for your generosity towards GHF! Gifts to Georgians for a Healthy Future ensure that our organization can be a strong, responsive voice for Georgia health care consumers now and in the future. Your support activates a network of health advocates across the state in support of policies that protect and promote the health and well-being of every Georgian.

Thank you!

Didn’t get a chance to donate on Tuesday? You still can! Together we can build a healthy, equitable Georgia!



Don’t Forget! 


Get your tickets to see our keynote panel for Health Care Unscrambled!

Georgians for a Healthy Future is excited to announce this year’s Health Care Unscrambled keynote panel! Our featured discussion, Town & Country, will examine the health care and public health experiences of rural and urban Georgians. Amid widening gaps in health access, workforce availability, and investment, rural and urban Georgia still share many health outcomes and experiences. Our three expert panelists will weave together their direct local observations and deep policy expertise to tell the stories of Georgians separated by geography and united by health priorities and needs.

This year’s conversation features three nationally-recognized experts who call Georgia home: Dr.  Keisha Callins of Community Health Care Systems; Charlie Hayslett, journalist and public health communicator; and Dr. Dominic Mack of Morehouse School of Medicine.

RSVP today to take part in this great conversation on January 10, 2023!

Sponsorship opportunities are available.

Now is the time to get covered! is open for business! Consumers can browse available plans now and enroll in affordable, comprehensive coverage. Enroll by Thursday, December 15th for your coverage to start on January 1st!

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 Georgia families than before. If you, your family, or someone you know needs health insurance in 2023, now is the time to get covered!

Shop and get covered in one of these ways:

  • Online through,
  • Over the phone by calling 877-423-4746
  • Get free, unbiased help (virtually, by phone, or in-person) from one of GHF’s health insurance navigators. Click here to let Treylin and Deanna know that you have questions about how to shop, enroll, or use your coverage.

More information is available on GHF’s Get Help with Health Insurance webpage.






















Get your copy of What the health, Georgia? today!

The high cost of medical care has long been a concern for consumers. Many Georgians are uninsured, delay needed care, or struggle to pay their medical bills due to high costs. Even more Georgians worry about affording care in the future, especially care related to aging or medical emergencies.

What the health, Georgiais a new illustrated resource for state and community leaders that details these consumer concerns. The guide presents statewide and regional survey results about health care cost worries shared by Georgians. In this powerful reference, key data and insights are brought together to tell Georgia’s health care and public health story.

We invite decision makers, advocates, and partners to download and use What the health, Georgia? to assist in your work to improve health and well-being for Georgians. Read our blog and get your copy of What the Health, Georgia? today!



Goal #3: Building a resilient, equitable organization 

Following the launch of GHF’s new 2022-2026 strategic plan, Executive Director Laura Colbert is dedicating a monthly blog to each of GHF’s four strategic goals. The blogs provide a more detailed look at how the goal was developed, what it will take to carry it out, and how GHF’s advocacy will improve as a result.

In her third blog, Laura writes about GHF’s efforts to build stability and sustainability ahead of inevitable internal and external changes. By carefully evaluating GHF’s impacts, intentionally developing the incredible people who make up GHF, and fundraising for flexibility, GHF will be able to successfully and equitably navigate changes that come our way without straying from our mission.

Click here to read more about GHF’s strategic goal #3. 

Missed the first and second blogs? Catch up and read blog #1 here and blog #2 here.
















Share your health care story now! 

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 welcome other stories too, so don’t be shy!

Share your story now! Write or record your story here.



Georgia moves ahead with Medicaid work requirement plan
Capitol Beat | November 18, 2022

Cleared way for Georgia to start work requests for Medicaid
Georgia Law News | November 18, 2022

Path cleared for Georgia to launch work requirements for Medicaid
The Current GA | November 19, 2022

Georgia to become first state to require work for Medicaid coverage
PJ Media | November 20, 2022

Georgia set to become only state with Medicaid work requirement
Andrew Cass | November 21, 2022

Clearing the way for Georgia to introduce Medicaid work requirements
Georgia Law News | November 22, 2022

Georgia may become only state with Medicaid work requirements
The Albany Herald | November 22, 2022


Toolkit: At-Home COVID-19 Testing
Public Health Communications Collaborative

The newest at-home COVID-19 testing toolkit provides messaging guidance to help the public understand when to test and how to use at-home tests correctly.

Toolkit: Flu Messaging and Resources
Public Health Communications Collaborative

Use the following resources to emphasize topline messages, answer questions about flu in your community, and support your flu vaccination outreach efforts. These resources can be used by health departments, public health organizations, health care facilities, schools, businesses, community-based organizations, and any other organization or individual spreading awareness about the flu.