Research & Projects

The Georgia Health Policy Center's...

work affects every county in Georgia and every state in the nation. Today, the center is at work in more than 220 communities in all 50 states. With nearly two decades of experience, the center is at work nationwide, focusing on solutions to some of the toughest issues facing health care today, including:

Child Health & Well-Being

The center aims to improve child outcomes and child and family policies in Georgia through applied policy analysis and research. Grants from public and private sources fund programs in the areas of school health, childhood obesity, and child well-being.

Community & Public Health

The center works to fulfill its mission by gathering, analyzing, and disseminating information in a manner that fosters collaboration and innovation and builds trust and relationships with local, state, and national organizations interested in improving health status.

Community Health Systems Development

The GHPC’s Community Health Systems Development (CHSD) program 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.

Health Care Reform

The GHPC has formed a work group to understand and translate the health care reform law, the Affordable Care Act. Experts from across Georgia State University have convened to study the law’s impact on many stakeholder groups, including state officials, health care providers, community-based organizations, and individuals.

Health in All Policies

“Health in All Policies” (HiAP) is a concept that aims to strengthen the link between health and policies from other sectors such as housing, transportation, education, labor, and land use to create an environment that enables people to lead healthy lives. Health Impact Assessments (HIA) are one of the tools the center utilizes for our HiAP work.

Long-Term Services & Supports

As the Baby Boomer generation ages and individuals with disabilities live longer, the need for long-term services & supports grows. The GHPC strives to be in the forefront of efforts targeted at improving the lives of the aging, elderly, and disabled.

Private Policy & Grants Management

The center partners with public and private grantmakers to leverage federal, state, local, and philanthropic resources to understand, prioritize, and structure investments in health issues. The center is also the research arm and administrative home for the Philanthropic Collaborative for a Healthy Georgia.

Public & Private Insurance Coverage

The GHPC helps shape public and private insurance markets through policy and economic analyses. Projects have ranged from evaluations and analyses of Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program to understanding the impact of the Affordable Care Act.