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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Budget hearings took place this week at the state Capitol. Under a new health plan, state leaders are planning to spend $215 million to cover 80,000 Georgians while they ignore the option to spend the same amount to cover 490,000 Georgians by expanding Medicaid.

Health officials are required to ask YOU what you think about the plan. Step up and become a health care hero today by submitting a comment at CoverGA.org! (Don’t know what to say? Don’t worry, we’ve made it easy for you.) #gapol #coverGA
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Action Alert! As the Georgia legislature debates the state budget this week, Georgia’s Governor is moving forward with health plans that will cost as much as fully expanding Medicaid but will cover only a fraction of Georgians.

Health officials are required to ask YOU what you think about this plan. Step up and become a health care hero today by submitting a comment at CoverGA.org! (Don’t know what to say? Don’t worry, we’ve made it easy for you.) #gapol #coverGA
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GHF In The News
Jan 19, 2020
As rural physicians age out, health care industry fights to fill their place
Riley Bunch

Laura Colbert, executive director of Georgians for a Healthy Future, said people living in rural areas are more likely to have low levels of health literacy, compared to urban or…

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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

With the holiday season upon us and the 2015 Legislative Session just around the corner,…

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…