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For Georgia to continue to grow and thrive, we need a healthy population. Improving the health of all Georgians means placing an intentional focus on public health and prevention. Georgians for a Healthy Future supports a strong public health system and the adoption of evidence-based practices that improve health outcomes. Our work in this area ranges from advocating for policies that will reduce smoking to providing education about the availability of preventive services to advocating for more investment in our state's public health infrastructure. Georgians for a Healthy Future also supports the establishment of an All Payer Claims Database in Georgia to help advocates, stakeholders, and policymakers better understand disease prevalence, health care utilization, and other information about the health of our state's population.

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GHF In The News

May 20, 2020
Study: More than 1.4 million Georgians lost health insurance
Riley Bunch

Laura Colbert, executive director of the advocacy group Georgians for a Healthy Future, said the mass health insurance loss “spotlights a real weakness in our health system.” “On the other…

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Accessing preventive services: what consumers need to know

One of the key requirements of the ACA is that insurance companies must cover recommended…

GHF interviews Sen. Hufstetler on tobacco tax

As part of this week’s legislative update, we caught up with Senator Chuck Hufstetler and…

Time to act on tobacco

With the holiday season upon us and the 2015 Legislative Session just around the corner,…

Tobacco Control Report Card: Georgia Fails Nearly Every Category

Georgia failed almost every category in the American Lung Association’s State of Tobacco Control 2010…