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News & Announcements

Atlanta Regional Collaborative for Health Improvement Appoints First Executive Director


The Atlanta Regional Collaborative for Health Improvement (ARCHI) has received a four-year, $1 million grant from Kaiser Permanente of Georgia for operations support and the hiring of its first executive director, Kathryn Lawler.

Lawler discussed local health transformation on WABE's Closer Look on Jan. 19.

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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.

GHPC in the News

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.

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Bridging for Health Site Search

Bridging for Health: Improving Community Health Through Innovations in Financing, sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and led by the Georgia Health Policy Center at Georgia State University, is a national effort supporting and accelerating the work of local initiatives. We are looking for additional sites with:

  • A mature, well-organized, and appropriately staffed collaborative in place;
  • An innovative financing concept already underway, ready to implement, or in the planning stages. Above all, a willingness to get started and experiment is desired; and
  • A vision and strategy to improve the overall health in your community with an eye toward health equity.
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Check Out How Financing Innovations Can Strengthen Community Development, Health & Well-Being


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.
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Differences in Insurance Coverage Seen Between Georgia and U.S. Youth

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.
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Events & More

January 30-31, 2017
Washington, DC

AcademyHealth National Health Policy Conference
Carla Willis presented on "Implications and new insights for federal and/or state health policy" in the poster session on 1/31.
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.
March 5 - 8, 2017
Tampa, FL
30th Annual Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Behavioral Health Research & Policy Conference
Brandon Attell, Ashley Singleton, Susan McLaren, and Colleen Smith will present their paper "Implementing Fidelity Measurement: Administration, Dashboard Creation, and Psychometric Testing of the Wraparound Fidelity Index, Short Version (WFI-EZ)."
March 1, 2017
Atlanta, GA

GRHA Rural Health Day at the Capitol
Stop by our table and visit with us.
April 3 - 5, 2017
Seattle, WA

National Council for Behavioral Health NatCon Conference
Members of our Center of Excellence for Children's Behavioral Health team will be in attendance.
April 11 - 12, 2017
Atlanta, GA

Georgia Public Health Association 87th Annual Meeting
We will be there. Stop by and say hello.
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