Population Health

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For Georgia to continue to grow and thrive, we need a healthy population. Improving the health of all Georgians means placing an intentional focus on public health and prevention. Georgians for a Healthy Future supports a strong public health system and the adoption of evidence-based practices that improve health outcomes. Our work in this area ranges from advocating for policies that will reduce smoking to providing education about the availability of preventive services to advocating for more investment in our state's public health infrastructure. Georgians for a Healthy Future also supports the establishment of an All Payer Claims Database in Georgia to help advocates, stakeholders, and policymakers better understand disease prevalence, health care utilization, and other information about the health of our state's population.

Resources on Population Health (3 items) Go to Library

Health Beyond Health Care: Opportunities to Improve Health by Addressing Social Determinants

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Preventive Services

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Why Increase the Tobacco Tax?

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Did you know? New Medicaid and CHIP snapshots from @GeorgetownCCF and @AmerAcadPeds show that Medicaid coverage helps Georgia's children succeed in school and in life.
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Get to know #SBIRT! SBIRT stands for Screening, Brief Intervention, & Referral of Treatment. It’s a tool used to identify individuals who use alcohol and other drugs at harmful levels and guide follow-up counseling and treatment.

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GHF In The News
May 2, 2019
Georgia Finds Many Valid Complaints Against Health Insurers
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Consumer Resources

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Accessing preventive services: what consumers need to know

One of the key requirements of the ACA is that insurance companies must cover recommended…

GHF interviews Sen. Hufstetler on tobacco tax

As part of this week’s legislative update, we caught up with Senator Chuck Hufstetler and…

Time to act on tobacco

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Tobacco Control Report Card: Georgia Fails Nearly Every Category

Georgia failed almost every category in the American Lung Association’s State of Tobacco Control 2010…