AcademyHealth Names Minyard Chair of Committee on Advocacy and Public Policy
The AcademyHealth Board of Directors unanimously elected Karen Minyard, PhD, to serve as the chair elect for the Committee on Advocacy and Public Policy for the 2017 year. Minyard has served as the director of the Georgia Health Policy Center since 2001, lending her expertise in the areas of population health, health philanthropy, public and private health coverage, and the uninsured, to the overall success of the center. The responsibilities of her new position will commence during the 2017 AcademyHealth National Health Policy Conference. Congratulations on an honor well-deserved.
The “Gaining Freedom, Coming Home” exhibition, held on November 16, 2016 was recently featured in the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities magazine, Making a Difference. The photovoice exhibit, sponsored by the Money Follows the Person program, showcased the journeys of five people — Yaser, Danny, Patricia, Michelle and Tammy — as they left long-term care facilities and returned to their community.
Communities across the country are exploring innovative ways to finance population health. Increasingly, these efforts are part of multi-sector solutions that recognize the interdependence of community development and well-being.
GHPC, in partnership with the Build Healthy Places Network, recently completed a Fast Fact blog series highlighting how financing innovations can support collaboration between the health and community development sectors for the betterment of population health.
Georgia has fewer children and young adults with private health insurance and a greater proportion of uninsured young people, compared to national averages, according to a brief report recently published by Georgia Health Policy Center researcher Brandon Attell in the Journal of the Georgia Public Health Association.
February 15-17, 2017
San Antonio, TX Communities Joined In Action National Conference Karen Minyard will present a pre-conference workshop titled, "Improving Community Health through Innovations in Financing" on February 15, 1 - 5 p.m. She will also moderate the conference plenary session "Breaking News in Innovation."
March 4 - 7, 2017
Kansas City, MO AMCHP Annual Conference
Jimmy Dills will present "Health Impact Assessment as a way to Activate Non-traditional Partnerships in Pursuit of Health Equity," a skill-building workshop.