Thirty photographs that document the transition of five individuals moving from long-term care facilities back into the community were displayed as part of the “Gaining Freedom, Coming Home” exhibition on November 16. The exhibit showcased the journeys of five people — Yaser, Danny, Patricia, Michelle and Tammy — as they left long-term care facilities and returned to their community as part of the Money Follows the Person (MFP) program.
Ten new projects were selected for the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute’s (PCORI’s) Tier I cycle 3 “Pipeline to Proposal” Awards program through the Southern Pipeline Award Program Office at the Georgia Health Policy Center (GHPC). Additionally, nine previous southern regional awardees progressed to the next phase of the program.
The goal of the Pipeline to Proposal initiative is to strengthen the decision-making role of patient and community stakeholders in research.
Faith-based leaders and church wellness teams can be mobilized to assess health needs and implement chronic disease prevention initiatives in rural areas. The findings, presented at the American Public Health Association annual meeting (Oct. 29-Nov. 2; Denver, CO) by Georgia’s Tanner Health System in partnership with the Georgia Health Policy Center, suggest that evidence-based programs, offered in churches and led by church representatives, can target the health needs of African American populations living in rural areas.
In Georgia, there are currently close to 410,740 cancer survivors. New research shows that many of these survivors have unmet emotional needs related to cancer survivorship and few of these patients receive survivorship resources to address these needs. However, patients that do access these resources overwhelmingly find them helpful. Further outreach is needed to address unresolved distress tied to cancer survivorship and to better understand issues around access to evidence-based survivorship resources, particularly among survivors with limited English proficiency, lacking access to technology, and in minority populations.
GHPC will present a national web forum for the planning tool which relaunched in October with the support of NNPHI and the CDC. During the forum, presenters will demonstrate the tool and the online experience.
January 19-21, 2017
The Rural Health Philanthropy Partnership Health Equity Leadership Workshop