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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“Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.” — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Today and everyday we continue the work to honor Dr. King’s legacy and correct this injustice right here in Georgia. #MLKDay
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Jan 2, 2020
Limited Medicaid expansion proposal poised for federal review
Jill Nolin The Georgia Recorder

Laura Colbert, executive director of Georgians for a Healthy Future, said the limited changes made to the proposal is tantamount to the state dismissing the input from those who argued…

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Honoring Dawn Alford, 2020 Linda Smith Lowe Health Advocacy awardee

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

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