Population Health

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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Preventive Services

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Why Increase the Tobacco Tax?

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Thank you City of AtIanta for the recognition! We hope that Atlantans and people across the state will join us in our work to ensure ALL Georgians have access to the quality, affordable health care they need to live healthy lives and contribute to the health of their communities. Learn more and support our work at healthyfuturega.org. ... See MoreSee Less

Laura Colbert serves as the Executive Director for Georgians For a Healthy Future, a non-profit cons...

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GHF's Executive Director reacts to HHS's announcement that it will allow insurers to offer more short-term plans that do not comply with the Affordable Care Act's consumer protections: “Middle-income consumers with pre-existing conditions who want to remain in the marketplace where they’re protected are going to see big increases in premiums if a lot of healthy people leave to buy short-term plans.” Read more: ow.ly/JM5730ixp2H ... See MoreSee Less

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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

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Time to act on tobacco

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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…