Affiliates & Initiatives

The GHPC...

serves as the administrative home for several affiliate organizations, including Georgia Health Decisions, the Philanthropic Collaborative for a Healthy Georgia,  and Communities Joined in Action.  The center also manages, evaluates, and/or provides technical assistance, guidance, and expertise to local, state, and national initiatives focused on rural health, child health and well-being, legislative education, and more.
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Atlanta Regional Collaborative for Health Improvement

The ARCHI is an interdisciplinary, coalition working to improve the region’s health through a collaborative approach to community health assessments and improvement strategies.

Bridging for Health Initiative

The GHPC is the national coordinating center for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Bridging for Health initiative. The center works with selected states, regions, and communities that are pursuing innovations in policy, health care delivery, and financing mechanisms that improve outcomes, and rebalance and align investments in health.

Child Policy Initiative

The Andrew Young School of Policy Studies (AYS) is uniquely positioned to convene a broad range of disciplines and interests to link research, policy, and practice in a way that connects and strengthens all three. AYS has a natural strength in child-related research.

Communities Joined in Action

CJA is a private, non-profit membership organization of nearly 200 community health collaboratives. All members are committed to improving health, improving access, and eliminating disparities in their communities.

Community Health Systems Development

The center’s Community Health Systems Development (CHSD) Team provides technical assistance to support the implementation of a broad range of health initiatives, predominately those striving to improve health and access in rural communities through the United States.
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Georgia Center of Excellence for Children’s Behavioral Health

The Georgia COE is partnering with the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities to provide fidelity monitoring, evaluation, research, training, and technical assistance for the child and adolescent behavioral health System of Care in Georgia.

Georgia Health Decisions

Since 1991, the GHD, a non-profit, non-partisan organization, has been working across Georgia to give public vote to the health values and viewpoints of citizens. Distinct from other grassroots groups that address health issues from advocacy and consumer oriented perspectives, GHD attempts to elicit a self-consciously “civic” or citizenship outlook on health issues.

Leading through Health System Change

The Leading through Health System Change planning tool has been designed for public health practitioners at all levels to practice using adaptive thinking as they grapple with the many questions presented by the Affordable Care Act (health reform) and health system transformation.

Legislative Education Initiative

The GHPC has more than 19 years of experience offering objective information on health policy, financing, and coverage to the Georgia General Assembly. Since 2008, the GHPC has offered a unique legislative education initiative, applying systems thinking to state health policymaking.

Philanthropic Collaborative for a Healthy Georgia

The Philanthropic Collaborative is an informal, loosely structured and evolutionary group that brings Georgia foundations together to better understand and respond to the health-related challenges facing our state.

Georgia's Public Health Research, Epidemiology, & Surveillance for Hemoglobinopathies Project

The GHPC leads Georgia’s PHRESH project. PHRESH is a follow-up to the Registry and Surveillance System for Hemoglobinopathies (RuSH) project for which Georgia was one of seven states selected to conduct population-based surveillance of sickle cell disease and thalassemia.