Policy Forum Series

Georgians for a Healthy Future holds several policy forums each year to engage and educate advocates, community partners, stakeholders, and policymakers. These forums usually feature a panel of experts or major presentation with ample time for question and answer. 

STDRegistration is open for Health Care Unscrambled 2016, Georgians for a Healthy Future’s sixth annual health policy breakfast event. This year we’re bringing in experts and legislators to talk about emerging issues and trends in health policy. The legislative panel includes Sen. Greg Kirk, Rep. Lee Hawkins, and Rep. Debbie Buckner. Special guest Lynn Quincy from Consumers Union will speak on health care value.

We hope you’ll join us again for Health Care Unscrambled 2016; tickets are available now!

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Sponsorship opportunities are available!






Getting Icon2What You Pay For: Consumer Protections for Network Adequacy, Surprise Medical Bills, and Provider Directories

February 2, 2016 8:00am - 10:30am
Blue Room, Georgia Railroad Depot
65 M.L.K. JR DR NW

Georgians for a Healthy Future and Georgia Watch have teamed up for this policy forum that takes a deep dive into network adequacy and surprise medical bills, two important and timely consumer protection issues for health care consumers in Georgia.

Speakers include:

Julie Silas, Consumers Union

Senator Dean Burke

Beth Stephens, Georgia Watch

Meredith Gonsahn, Georgians for a Healthy Future


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Advocacy Events & Webinars

Each year, the Georgia Legislature meets for forty days. And each year, the Georgia Legislature considers issues that impact health care consumers all across Georgia. Georgians for a Healthy Future monitors what’s happening at the Capitol and identifies opportunities for individual advocates and consumers — as well as our community partner organizations — to participate in the process. You can either participate in one of our organized advocacy days or you can contact us if you need help figuring out how to engage with your state legislators.



As we get closer to the end of football season and the Superbowl, Georgia’s legislators will reconvene to begin their own sporting event–the 2016 legislative session. Health care is expected to be among the important issues that they tackle, an issue for which legislative inaction can create significant access to care barriers and health-related burdens for Georgians. During this webinar, GHF will provide a “pre-game analysis” by previewing our policy priorities and expected health care legislation. We will make sure you know the rules of the session by going over Georgia’s legislative process. Additionally, we will identify how you can get involved and “get on the field” through advocacy and public engagement. Join us for a look ahead at health care policy in the 2016 Georgia legislative session.

Speakers from Georgians for a Healthy Future include:

Meredith Gonsahn, Health Policy Analyst

Laura Colbert, Director of Outreach & Partnerships

To register, click here.


Visit our Events page for other events or sign up for Action Alerts to receive updates.