Health Equity

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In addition to overall health outcomes and indicators that consistently place Georgia in the bottom tier nationally, our state has considerable health disparities between communities. Racial and ethnic minority communities, rural and low-income urban communities, and those with disabilities and chronic mental illness, all experience worse health and worse opportunities for health than their peers. Georgians for a Healthy Future supports policies and practices that advance the opportunities for optimal health for all Georgians.

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Nov 10, 2019
EDITORIAL: Kemp health care plans debate is just beginning

Laura Colbert of Georgians for a Healthy Future said the Medicaid waiver plan “will not work for the large majority of low-income people in the state.” She described the waiver…

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Philip’s story: Rural Georgians continue to struggle without health coverage

Philip is a 57 year old part-time roofer who resides in Fort Gaines, Georgia, a…

Georgians in the Driver’s Seat wants to hear from you

Since launching our Georgians in the Driver’s Seat initiative with The Arc Georgia, GHF staff…

Aging with dignity: Georgia seniors need Medicaid

Sherry is 77 years old and lives independently in Murray County in north Georgia. She…

Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodies: Get to know Project AWARE, Part II

In our first blog on Project Aware, we provided an overview of the dynamic and…