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HealthVoices: Health and Healthcare in Rural Georgia

During the summer of 2016, Healthcare Georgia Foundation provided support to Opinion Savvy to conduct a second public opinion survey among nearly 2,000 rural Georgians. Residents were asked to consider the importance of better health and healthcare where they live, and how they personally experience access to affordable, quality healthcare services. Additional questions included their perceptions on recent state legislation regrading hosital tax cresits; methods for expanding healthcare coverage, and their perceived changes in services, quality, and cost.

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Recommended Citation: HealthVoices: Rural Health and Healthcare: 2016 Georgia Survey Results, Conducted by Matthew Towery, Opinion Savvy, LLC, and Reported by Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Issue 3, Publication #100, February 2017

 

2016 Joseph D. Greene Community Service Award Program

Healthcare Georgia Foundation’s Joseph D. Greene Community Service Award honors extraordinary individuals and nonprofit organizations that are committed to improving the health and healthcare of those they serve.

This brochure features the five individuals and one collaborative recipient that were honored at Connections 2016: Building a Healthier Georgia Through Community Partnerships, the Foundation's seventh convening of grantees, partners, and community leaders.

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Business Leader Perspectives on the Relationship between Economics and Health in 22 Rural Georgia Counties 

Healthcare Georgia Foundation’s The Two Georgias Initiative focuses on addressing health equity in rural Georgia. This Listening Tour publication reflects interviews with twenty-two Chambers of Commerce and/or Economic Development Directors in rural counties across Georgia to better understand the challenges and opportunities that exist to improve the health and health care of rural Georgians. It also examines both widely shared and county-specific health and economic concerns and how business leaders are finding that there is a direct relationship between health and their local economies.

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Recommended citation: Listening Tour 2016: Business Leader Perspectives on the Relationship between Economics and Health in 22 Rural Georgia Counties, Mary Eleanor Wickersham, DPA, Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Publication #98, February 2016.    

 

Systems Thinking Tools and Principles for Collaboration and Problem - Solving

Systems thinking is a valuable skill for those tackling today’s toughest population health challenges. Expanding the boundaries of our understanding, examining issues from multiple perspectives, and considering a range of potential intervention points can bring powerful and creative solutions to light. It can be used effectively in engaging diverse stakeholders around a shared concern. This brief describes a continuum of tools in the systems thinking toolbox: mindset, principles, diagrams, and models, listed in order of increasing difficulty to acquire, but generally decreasing breadth of applicability.

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Recommended Citation:  Jane Branscomb, senior research associate, Georgia Health Policy Center, Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Publication #97, February 2016.


Results Matter:  Direct Services Grants Program Evaluation

This edition of Results Matter highlights findings from the evaluation of Healthcare Georgia Foundation’s Direct Services Grant Program. The purpose of the evaluation was to assess if the Foundation’s new approach helped attract a higher caliber of applicant that provided effective healthcare services and programs within the Foundation’s priority areas. The evaluation also examined whether or not this new approach funded more effective, higher performing organizations that contributed to the Foundation’s outcomes of interest. Information gained from the evaluation will be used to improve upon the Direct Services Grant Program and inform the Foundation’s decisions about the program’s future direction.

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Recommended Citation:
Results Matter: Findings From an Evaluation of Healthcare Georgia Foundation’s Direct Services Grant Program, Highland Nonprofit Consulting, LLC, Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Issue 1, February 2016, Publication #96.

 

GIS and the Power of Maps

Geographic information systems (GIS) allow detailed mapping and mathematical analysis of large sets of geocoded data. When coupled with the power and simple visual of maps, GIS can be leveraged to produce compelling and meaningful analysis. This primer publication describes a range of uses for maps and methods for creating them, methods that range from low-tech to high-tech, with an emphasis on options that are accessible to most health nonprofits.

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Recommended Citation:  Jane Branscomb, MPH and Michelle Marcus Rushing, MPH, Georgia Health Policy Center, Healthcare Georgia Foundation Publication #95, January 2016.






Listening Tour 2015: Georgia Provider and Policy Organizations Give Insight into Rural Health Care

Healthcare Georgia Foundation’s The Two Georgias Initiative focuses on addressing health equity in rural Georgia. This Listening Tour  encapsulates interviews with 17 Georgia provider and policy organizations during June/July 2015.  These interviews focused on the broad themes of their organizations’ vision for a healthier rural Georgia, their policy programs and priorities, and how they may play a larger role in addressing health inequities in this underserved part of the state.

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Recommended Citation:
Listening Tour 2015: Georgia Provider and Policy Organizations Give Insight into Rural Health Care, Matt Caseman, Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Publication #94, August 2015.
 





Listening Tour 2015: County Commissioners Provide an Insider's View of Health and Health Care in Rural Georgia
Healthcare Georgia Foundation’s The Two Georgias Initiative focuses on addressing health equity in rural Georgia. This Listening Tour highlights interviews with 19 Georgia county commissioners during the summer of 2015.  These interviews focused on the biggest concerns facing rural commissioners, including jobs, declining population, housing shortages, education attainment, healthy food options, access to care, and poor health outcomes. The commissioners also shared their thoughts on acute care, emergency medical services, urgent care, workforce issues, leadership, and promising practices. 

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Recommended Citation:
Listening Tour 2015: County Commissioners Provide an Insider’s View of Health and Health Care in Rural Georgia, Mary Eleanor Wickersham, PhD, Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Publication #93, August 2015.
 

 


HealthVoices - Rural Health and Healthcare in Georgia: 2015 Georgia Poll Results
It has been said that when it comes to the economy, there are two Georgias: a vibrant Atlanta and the rest of the state. Today, this Two Georgias distinction applies to the growing disparities in health and healthcare between metro Atlanta and what remains a predominantly rural Georgia. Healthcare Georgia Foundation provided support in the winter of 2014 to conduct a public opinion survey among rural Georgians. This issue of HealthVoices reflects the survey’s findings regarding health and healthcare among more than 400 rural Georgians.

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Recommended Citation: HealthVoices: Rural Health and Healthcare: 2015 Georgia Poll Results, Conducted by Matthew Towery, Opinion Savvy LLC, and Reported by Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Issue 1, 2015, Publication #92, June 2015.

 

 

Building Evaluation Muscle: Practical Steps for Health Nonprofits at Any Stage


Evaluation: resisted by nonprofits, desired by funders, and misunderstood by many. At a basic level, evaluation is simply the exercise of studying the past in order to make better decisions about the future. This publication is part of a suite of publications that demonstrates how nonprofit organizations, regardless of where they are on the spectrum of evaluation capacity, and regardless of their desire to conduct evaluation internally or use external consultants, can strengthen their ability to engage in and sustain an ongoing evaluation practice.

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Recommended Citation:
Jane Branscomb, MPH, Georgia Health Policy Center, Healthcare Georgia Foundation Publication #91, February 2015.

 

Evaluation in Underserved Communities 

Every year throughout the state of Georgia new organizations emerge with some of the most innovative approaches imaginable aimed at addressing very complex health problems among diverse groups of vulnerable populations. Evaluation in Underserved Communities is designed as a resource for both newly formed and smaller organizations to provide program administrators with a practical guide in applying best practices towards establishing a strong foundation for evaluating community-based programs serving underserved populations. It aims to outline key tasks and strategies for conducting evaluation in organizations working in underserved communities; and thereby contributing to the process of helping promising programs reach their full potential and institutionalize evaluation practices.

 

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Recommended Citation: Healthcare Survey Results, Beth Schapiro, PhD, President, The Schapiro Group, Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Issue 1, 2014, Publication #90, October 2014.

 

HealthVoices: Healthcare Survey Results 

Implementation of major components of The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been underway for over a year. Georgia residents have begun to experience the impact of this historic federal legislation, and the state of Georgia has made key policy decisions about different components of the law. The purpose of this issue of HealthVoices is to provide a snapshot of how Georgians feel about their current healthcare, and how they view these state level policy decisions one year following ACA implementation. Previous issues on access, cost and quality can be found here


 

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Recommended Citation: Healthcare Survey Results, Beth Schapiro, PhD, President, The Schapiro Group, Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Issue 1, 2014, Publication #90, October 2014.

 

Election Guide 2014: Georgia’s Candidates for United States Senate Address Our State's Most Critical Health Challenges (Updated September 2014)

In the context of the ever-changing roles and responsibilities of government, communities and residents, Georgia’s candidates for United States Senate were invited to share their views on access, cost, and quality of healthcare as well as how Georgia can change the trajectory of health and healthcare in our state. Election Guide 2014 was conceived as a nonpartisan effort to inform Georgia voters about our state’s most pressing health challenges and each candidate’s vision for better health and healthcare in Georgia. With the assistance of Mathews and Maxwell, Inc., a public affairs firm, the candidates’ positions, opinions, and policy perspectives were prepared and presented in the Guide, precisely as they submitted them. 

Once candidates Michelle Nunn and David Purdue secured their respective party's nominations, each was asked to respond to two follow-up questions. Their unedited responses are captured in this publication, along with their responses to the seven questions they were asked during the primaries.

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Recommended Citation: 
Georgia’s Senatorial Candidates Address Our State’s Most Critical Health Issues - Election Guide 2014 - Updated September 2014, Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Publication #88, March 2014.

 

 

Free or Fee-Based? Issues to Consider for Georgia’s Charitable Clinics
Amidst a rapidly changing healthcare environment where sustainability, value, patient-centeredness, and health improvement are increasingly important, charitable clinic leaders must look for ways to keep their organizations relevant and viable. As a result, a number of Georgia’s charitable clinics—most of which have been completely free to patients up until now—are beginning to consider the implementation of patient fees. The purpose of this paper is to shine a light on this emerging development and to provide practical information and guidance for clinic decision-makers.

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Recommended Citation: Free or Fee-Based? Issues to Consider for Georgia’s Charitable Clinics, Mark Cruise, Free Clinic Solutions, Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Inc., May 2014, Publication #87

 

 

Taking Care of You

Healthcare Georgia Foundation’s Taking Care of You initiative is a multi-year funding effort by the Foundation to reduce preterm births, low-birth weight and SUID/SIDS among targeted high disparity populations in Georgia through the application of evidence-based interventions. This publication provides an overview of the initiative, which also constitutes the Foundation’s investment and contribution as a larger statewide effort to improve infant and maternal health outcomes in Georgia.

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Recommended Citation: Taking Care of You, A Healthcare Georgia Foundation Initiative, Porter Novelli, Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Publication # 86, April 2014

 

 

 

Selecting and Working with an External Evaluator

Well-designed evaluations can help your organization assess the impact it is having on the population it serves. It can also be used to monitor the extent to which a program is being carried out or delivered in the way that it was intended. In either case, working with an experienced, external evaluator can be an efficient and effective way to design and implement an evaluation that meets your needs and those of your stakeholders. This publication is designed to help you determine the most appropriate evaluation resource for your organization’s unique needs, including how to find and engage and evaluator, establishing reasonable expectations, and working through the evaluation process.

 

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Recommended Citation: Selecting and Working with an External Evaluator, Experion Healthcare Group, LLC, Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Publication # 85, April 2014

 

 

 

2014 Joseph D. Greene Community Service Award Program

Healthcare Georgia Foundation’s Joseph D. Greene Community Service Award honors extraordinary individuals and nonprofit organizations that are committed to improving the health and healthcare of those they serve.

This brochure features the four individuals and one collaborative recipients that were honored at Connections 2014: Addressing Healthcare Access, Cost and Quality in Georgia, the Foundation's sixth convening of grantees, partners, and community leaders.

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Recommended Citation: 2014 Joseph D. Greene Community Service Award Program, Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Publication #84, April 2014

 

 

Evaluation Coaching Offered by Healthcare Georgia Foundation 

Evaluation Coaching is evaluation assistance offered by Healthcare Georgia Foundation and the ERC, free of charge, to applicants or grantees in response to selected funding announcements. Examples include Foundation Requests for Proposals (RFP), and Notifications of Funding Availability (NOFA) such as General Operating and Direct Services. 

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Recommended Citation:
Evaluation Coaching Offered by Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Provided by the Evaluation Resource Center, Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Publication #83, April 2014

 

 

Results Matter: Capacity Building Project

This edition of Results Matter reports findings of a focused evaluation of Healthcare Georgia Foundation’s Capacity Building Project (CPB). Since 2004, the Foundation has partnered with the Georgia Center for Nonprofits (GCN) to strengthen health nonprofits in Georgia through organizational assessments, technical assistance consulting, training workshops/peer learning, and coaching. During a nine-year period, 53 nonprofit health organizations have been served. Approximately half of these organizations are past or current Foundation grantees, though the program was made available to nonprofit health organizations regardless of grantee status.

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Recommended Citation:
Results Matter: Capacity Building Project, Community Evaluation Solutions, Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Issue 1, March 2014, Publication #82, 2014.

 

 

Election Guide 2014: Georgia’s Candidates for United States Senate Address Our State's Most Critical Health Challenges.

In the context of the ever-changing roles and responsibilities of government, communities and residents, Georgia’s candidates for United States Senate were invited to share their views on access, cost, and quality of healthcare as well as how Georgia can change the trajectory of health and healthcare in our state. Election Guide 2014 was conceived as a nonpartisan effort to inform Georgia voters about our state’s most pressing health challenges and each candidate’s vision for better health and healthcare in Georgia. With the assistance of Mathews and Maxwell, Inc., a public affairs firm, the candidates’ positions, opinions, and policy perspectives were prepared and presented in the Guide, precisely as they submitted them. 

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Recommended Citation: 
Georgia’s Senatorial Candidates Address Our State’s Most Critical Health Issues - Election Guide 2014, Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Publication #81, March 2014.

 

HealthVoices: Healthcare Cost and Quality Survey Results 

Rollout of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been bumpy, at best. If nothing else, the focus on the ACA has kept healthcare at the fore. The debate surrounding the law continues to be intense, as elected officials, providers, payers and consumers all seek to understand the implementation of this historic legislation. This issue of HealthVoices provides a snapshot of how Georgians view health reform as the new law continues to take hold.

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Recommended Citation: Healthcare Cost and Quality Survey Results, Beth Schapiro, PhD, President and Rusty Parker, PhD, Senior Strategist, The Schapiro Group, Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Issue 4, 2013, Publication #80, December 2013.

 

HealthVoices: Healthcare Cost and Quality Survey Results 

Politicians and government representatives listen to their constituents, and when done well, advocacy can be an important tool for influencing a decision maker. This issue of HealthVoices is a “How to” brief is designed to be a handy resource for people interested in becoming effective advocates for an organization or issue. It contains useful web site addresses for the legislative and executive offices at the state and federal levels, along with techniques and tips for successful advocacy.

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Recommended Citation: HealthVoices: Health Advocacy 101: How Do I...Become a Successful Advocate?, Scott Maxwell, Mathews & Maxwell, Inc., Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Issue 3, 2013, Publication #79, December 2013.

 

 

HealthVoices: Healthcare Access Survey Results 

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is now the law of the land. This issue of HealthVoices provides a snapshot of how Georgians feel about their current healthcare and how they view health reform as implementation begins. The issue also highlights how Georgians access healthcare, how they feel about the services they receive, and the implications of the implementation of the ACA.

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Recommended Citation: Healthcare Access Survey Results, Beth Schapiro, PhD, President and Rusty Parker, PhD, Senior Strategist, The Schapiro Group, Issue 2, 2013, Publication #78, September 2013.  

 

 

2014 Joseph D. Greene Community Service Award Nomination Guidelines and Instructions 

Healthcare Georgia Foundation’s Joseph D. Greene Community Service Award honors extraordinary individuals and nonprofit organizations that are committed to improving the quality of health and health care of those they serve. This publication provides an overview of the program, nomination criteria and process, previous recipients and award recognition.

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Recommended Citation: 2014 Joseph D. Greene Community Service Award - Nomination Guidelines and Instructions, Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Publication #77, August 2013

 

 

Media Relations Strategy, Tracking and Evaluation Essentials for Nonprofit Organizations

As a nonprofit health organization, you have a variety of resources available to help you deliver your story and messages to key stakeholders. In this guide, we will take you through the basics of delivering a media relations strategy that builds visibility and credibility, creates buzz, attracts interest from funders, helps to diffuse a potential crisis, and much more. We will help you understand the best way to approach media leaders we will show you how to measure and evaluate the success of your efforts – so that you can better determine the return on investment of your media efforts. 

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Recommended Citation: Media Relations Strategy, Tracking and Evaluation Essentials for Nonprofit Organizations, Toni Almasy, MBA, Avatar Communications, Dean Thompson, Blue Flame Resources, Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Publication #76, July 2013. 

 

HealthVoices: Medicaid Expansion in Georgia

This issue of HealthVoices, Medicaid Expansion in Georgia, provides more information on who could be covered if the state opts to expand in January 2014, including examining the age, racial, ethnic, employment status, and geographic makeup of the newly eligible population. The brief also highlights the effect that expanding access to Medicaid will have on low-income and generally uninsured adults and workers.

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Recommended Citation: HealthVoices: Medicaid Expansion in Georgia, Tim Sweeney, MPA, Director of Health Policy, Georgia Budget and Policy Institute, Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Issue 1, 2013, Publication #75, June 2013.

 

 

The Economic Impact of Medicaid Expansion in Georgia

Healthcare Georgia Foundation commissioned an analysis of the economic impact of Medicaid expansion in Georgia. The analysis, conducted and reported by William Custer, PhD, J. Mac Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University, found that expansion of the program could result in significant statewide economic activity. Dr. Custer utilized the IMPLAN model to produce estimates of economic impact based on data provided by the state including 1) the number of new enrollees in the Medicaid Program as a result of expansion, 2) the costs of medical care for those enrollees, and 3) the state’s share of Medicaid expansion.

 

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Recommended Citation:  The Economic Impact of Medicaid Expansion in Georgia, William S. Custer, Ph.D., Institute of Health Administration, J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University, Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Publication #74, February 2013.

 

Storytelling Approaches to Program Evaluation: An Introductory Guide
 

Traditional approaches to reporting the results of program evaluations, which rely on formal questionnaires and statistical data, fail to offer the program participants the chance to tell their own stories in their words. Storytelling can be an important method or strategy for capturing and communicating results of a program or organization to various audiences. In fact, many funders and stakeholders are now encouraging grantees to include stories in their evaluation reports. The purpose of this publication is to provide nonprofit health organizations with information and suggestions on how to collect and share stories as part of a program evaluation.

 

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Recommended Citation: Storytelling Approaches to Program Evaluation: An Introductory Guide, Joseph Tobin, Ph.D., Gustavo E. Fischman, Ph.D., and Sylvia Sukop, Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Publication #73, February 2013.
 

 

Succession Planning for Nonprofit Leadership: Steps to Ensuring Your Organization's Future

Planning for organizational transitions in any organization is critically important. This publication provides a guide to developing and implementing succession plans, and outlines organizational processes to support those plans, that will help to assure that your organization has the leadership capacity to achieve your mission.

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Recommended Citation:
Succession Planning for Nonprofit Leadership: Steps to Ensuring Your Organization’s Future, Terri Theisen, Theisen Consulting, LLC, Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Publication #72, February 2013.

 

 

Using Focus Groups to Enhance Your Evaluation

Like most organizations, health nonprofits have questions about how others perceive their organization and/or programs. This publication introduces the concept of using focus groups to enhance evaluation for nonprofit organizations, including: focus group definition and use, planning and conducting a focus group, and post focus group tactics. It also features case studies and tips on how to bet analyze, interpret, and use findings.

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Recommended Citation: Using Focus Groups to Enhance Your Evaluation, Maggie Jones, MPH, Elizabeth Carson-Cheng, MPH, Center for Community Health and Evaluation; and Nicole Lezin, consultant to CCHE, Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Publication #71, January 2013.

 

Understanding Public Attitudes: A Primer on Polling the General Public

The purpose of this publication is to help nonprofit health organizations understand what polling is and what strategic value surveys can offer them. It also features the benefits of public opinion research, strengths and weaknesses of several methodologies, and data analysis. Nonprofits will also gain insight about working with a research partner, including how to avoid pitfalls and ensure that the process accomplishes strategic objectives.

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Recommended Citation: Understanding Public Attitudes - A Primer on Polling the General Public, Beth S. Schapiro, PhD and Rusty Parker, PhD, The Schapiro Group, Inc., Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Publication #70, January 2013.  

 

Successful Advocacy at the State Legislature (Part 2 of 2)

This issue of HealthVoices is part two of a two-part series designed to provide a direct-from-the-trenches perspective on what every advocate needs to know about working with the Georgia General Assembly. Highlights include: the state budget and timeline, the legislative process, the committee process, the governor’s role, and how to follow the development of the budget through online tracking. Part one of this series features the importance of building trusted, truthful relationships, what happens when a bill goes to committee, understanding the “issues” process and the nuances of the Georgia General Assembly. Both publications can be found at www.healthcaregeorgia.org.

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Recommended Citation: HealthVoices: Successful Advocacy at the State Legislature, Scott Maxwell, Mathews & Maxwell, Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Issue 3, 2012, Publication #69, October 2012.


 

Successful Advocacy at the State Legislature (Part 1 of 2)

This two-part series is designed to provide a direct-from-the-trenches perspective on what every advocate needs to know about working with the Georgia General Assembly. Highlights from this brief include the importance of building trusted, truthful relationships, what happens when a bill goes to committee, understanding the “issues” process, and the nuances of the Georgia General Assembly. Part two of this series highlights the state budget, timeline, the legislative process, the committee process, the governor’s role, and how to follow the development of the budget through tracking. Both publications can be found at www.healthcaregeorgia.org.

Recommended Citation: HealthVoices: Successful Advocacy at the State Legislature, Scott Maxwell, Mathews & Maxwell, Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Issue 2, 2012, Publication #68, October 2012.

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New Funding Strategies and Funding Programs - Overview 

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Recommended Citation:  New Funding Strategies and Cycles, Healthcare Georgia Foundation, May 2012, Publication #67. Updated March 2014
  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Online Application Process - Overview

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Recommended Citation: Online Application Process, Healthcare Georgia Foundation, May 2012, Publication #66. Updated March 2014. 
  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grantmaking Priorities - Overview

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Recommended Citation: Grantmaking Priorities, Healthcare Georgia Foundation, May 2012, Publication #65. Updated February 2014. 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HealthTecdl - Distance Learning for Nonprofits and the Health Workforce - Overview

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Recommended Citation: HealthTecdl: Distance Learning for Nonprofits and the Health Workforce Healthcare Georgia Foundation, May 2012, Publication #64

 

 

 

 

 

 

Georgia Evalaution Resource Center (ERC) - Overview

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Recommended Citation: The Evaluation Resource Center Healthcare Georgia Foundation, May 2012, Publication #63
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Health Impact Assessment - A Primer on Giving Health a Seat at the Decision-making Table

Health Impact Assessment (HIA) refers to a specific tool and analytic process that is designed to help policy- and decision-makers consider the health effects of their decisions about a wide range of sectors not traditionally considered to be directly related to health. This publication presents the six steps to Health Impact Assessment completion: screening, scoping, assessment of health effects, recommendations, reporting and communication and monitoring and evaluation.

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Recommended Citation: Health Impact Assessment: A Primer on Giving Health a Seat at the Decision-making Table, Emily Boucier, MPH, MHA, Center for Community Health and Evaluation; Nicole Lezin, consultant to CCHE; and Andrew Danneberg, MD, MPH, University of Washington; Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Publication #62, April 2012 

 

Connections 2012: Because Results Matter - Conference Program

On May 2-3, 2012, Healthcare Georgia Foundation grantees, partners and community leader’s gathered at the Foundation’s fifth statewide convening, Connections 2012: Because Results Matter. 

The two-day event was a unique opportunity for members of the nonprofit community to network, exchange ideas, build technical skills, and strengthen their ability to fulfill their missions. The event commenced with a special Welcome Reception and Ceremony honoring the 2012 Individual and Collaborative recipients of the Joseph D. Greene Community Service Award.

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Recommended Citation: Connections 2012: Because Results Matter, Conference Program, Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Publication #61, May 2012

 

 

2012 Joseph D. Greene Community Service Award - Recipients 

Healthcare Georgia Foundation’s Joseph D. Greene Community Service Award honors extraordinary individuals and nonprofit organizations that are committed to improving the health and health care of those they serve.

This brochure features the five individuals and one collaborative recipients that were honored at Connections 2012: Because Results Matter, the Foundation's fifth convening of grantees, partners, and community leaders.

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Recommended Citation: 2012 Joseph D. Greene Community Service Award Program, Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Publication #60, May 2012.

 

 

HealthVoices: Partner Up! for Public Health connects the dots between community health, economic vitality

Partner Up! For Public Health. Together We Can Do Better is part of a multifaceted effort to rebuild Georgia’s public health system.The campaign seeks to position public health with greater autonomy, authority, accountability, resources, leadership and workforce capacity.

 

This issue of HealthVoices highlights the importance of understanding the relationship between a community's economic vitality and the health of the local population. It also features economic and health rankings by county in Georgia, the differences between urban and rural counties in Georgia, how healthcare costs relate to overall economic health, and why a multi-disciplinary approach is especially crucial to Georgia's poorest and least healthy communities.

 

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Recommended Citation: Economic Health and Public Health, Charles Hayslett, Hayslett Group LLC, Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Issue 1, 2012, Publication #59

 

The Logic Behind Logic Models: A Brief Guide

Whether your organization’s programs are large or small, simple or complex, short-term or long-term, they probably share some common elements. A logic model depicts these relationships in a logical order and can be used in many ways, including: strategic planning, program design/planning, assumption testing, program implementation monitoring, results evaluation, and communicating with stakeholders.

This publication describes the purpose, components, and variations of basic logic models with examples.

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Recommended Citation: The Logic Behind Logic Models: A Brief Guide, Maggie Jones, MPH, Madeleine Frey, MPH, and Elizabeth Carson-Cheng, MPH, The Center for Community Health and Evaluation (CCHE), and Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Publication #58, January 2012

 

 

Catalyst: Volume 4, issue 1

Catalyst is a semi-annual online newsletter designed to support organizations that produce positive change, promote programs and policies that improve health and healthcare, and connect people, programs and resources across Georgia. Catalyst amplifies the voice of nonprofit health organizations and efforts to promote better health and health care in Georgia.

Features of this issue include the announcement of a significant recalibration in funding in support of the Foundation's vision, mission, goals and funding priorities, a Call for Nominations for the Joseph D. Greene Community Service Award, the announcement of an upcoming a Call for Proposals for general operating support grants, the upcoming launch of the Evaluation Resource Center, and newly appointed members to the Foundation's board of directors.

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Recommended Citation: Recommend Citation: Catalyst, Volume 4, Number 1, Publication #57, December 2011

 

HealthVoices: Intellectual Property for Nonprofit Organizations

 

 

 

Results Matter: Children's Physical Activity and Nutrition Program

One-third of Georgia’s children are overweight or at risk for childhood obesity. These children and youth face health consequences, such as Type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

In 2006, Healthcare Georgia Foundation awarded grants to five nonprofit organizations in Georgia to develop innovative, cross-site, multi-year programs designed to raise the level of physical activity and increase the consumption of healthy foods among Georgia’s school children. The Children’s Physical Activity and Nutrition program, or CPAN, aimed to engage members of the community to seek effective, sustainable solutions that benefit Georgia’s children.

This, the inaugural issue of Results Matter, features on highlights from the CPAN Program, successes and lessons learned, and reflections from Healthcare Georgia Foundation.

 

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Recommended Citation: “Children’s Physical Activity and Nutrition Program (CPAN) Shows Promising Outcomes,” Rebecca Mullis, PhD, Principal Investigator, Department of Foods & Nutrition, Dr. Marsha Davis, PhD, Co-Principal Investigator, Department of Health Promotion, Jim Bason, PhD, Data Management Coordinator, The University of Georgia Survey Research Center, Reflections by Healthcare Georgia Foundation: Lisa Medellin, MSW, Program Officer, and Gary D. Nelson, PhD, President, Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Publication #54, September 2011.

 

 

HealthVoices: Reflections on Philanthropy: Grounded in Science, Built on Partnerships, and Focused on Results

Like many states in our nation, Georgia has too often faltered in efforts to measurably  improve the health of its residents. Attention to health and health care issues has never been greater, nor so urgently needed in this country.This issue of HealthVoices reflects on lessons learned during Healthcare Georgia Foundation’s ten-year pursuit of its mission and the importance of engaging in the robust discussion of these issues, especially at the community level.

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Recommended Citation: Reflections on Philanthropy: Grounded in Science, Build on Partnerships and Focused on Results, Gary D. Nelson, PhD, president,Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Publication #53, May 2011

 

 

 

Earned Income: A Critical Resource for Sustainable Nonprofit Health Organizations

For many who work at nonprofit health organizations, earning income is a new way of thinking. In fact, earned income is legal and can reduce reliance on grants and donations. This publication will provide nonprofit organizations with the tools and resources they need to explore this powerful, effective way to build long-term financial stability.

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Recommended Citation: Earned Income: A Critical Resource for Sustainable Nonprofit Health Organizations, Cindy Coney, M.Ed., consultant, MissionWise, Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Publication #52, April 2011

 

 

 

HealthVoices: Return on Investment Analysis: A Key to Nonprofit Health Organizations

When considering the investment of limited resources to delivery primary and tertiary care, decision makers are often required to study the “business case” or financial impact of a new delivery of care system. As a result, return on investment (ROI) has been gaining popularity in health care. This issue of HealthVoices examines how health care organizations or nearly free primary care in their communities can use ROI analysis to effectively demonstrate and communicate to stakeholders the economic returns on their resources expended.

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Recommended Citation: HealthVoices: ROI and Free Clinics in Georgia,Phaedra Corso, PhD, MPA, Angela Fertig, PhD,University of Georgia College of Public Health,Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Publication #51, January 2011

 

 

Catalyst: Volume 3, Issue 2 

Catalyst is a semi-annual online newsletter designed to Advance people and organizations that produce positive change, Promote programs and policies that improve health and healthcare, and Connect people, programs and resources across Georgia. Catalyst amplifies the voice of nonprofit health organizations and efforts to promote better health and health care in Georgia.

Features of this issue include the launch of Healthcare Georgia Foundation's new Health Forum, grantmaking aimed at addressing health disparities, shoring up the safety net, supporting the integration of physical and mental health care for underserved youth, and the continuation of the Foundation's statewide public health campaign. The issue also highlights recent grantee and partner news, including recent Public Health Training Center awards received by Emory and the University of Georgia.

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Recommended Citation: Catalyst, Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Volume 3, Number 2, Publication #50, December 2010.

 

 

HealthVoices: Financial Assistance at Hospitals 

Financial assistance is a crucial component of access to quality health care. By law, consumers must be notified through clear and easy-to-understand visual and written alerts that financial assistance is available, and be given the option through various points of their hospital experience to apply for aid. This issue of HealthVoices explores the matter of hospital financial assistance and the needs and protections of low income Georgians.

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Recommended Citation: HealthVoices: Financial Assistance at Hospitals, Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Georgia Hospital Accountability Project, Publication #49, December 2010.

 

 

Healthcare Georgia Foundation and Grantee Publications

Healthcare Georgia Foundations and its grantees are committed to producing publications that address the complex health and health care needs of Georgians. The research, data and grantmaking within this listing of documents is grounded in science, built on strategic partnerships and focused on improving health outcomes.

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Recommended Citation: Healthcare Georgia Foundation and Grantee Publications, Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Publication #48, October 2010

 


 

Georgia's Gubernatorial Candidates Address Our State's Most Critical Health Issues - Election Guide 2010 (Updated Septmber 2010)


Healthcare Georgia Foundation is pleased to present the updated version of Election Guide 2010: Georgia’s Gubernatorial Candidates Address Our State’s Most Critical Health Challenges, featuring the final two candidates: Roy Barnes and Nathan Deal.

The Guide was conceived as a truly nonpartisan public education effort designed to inform Georgia voters as they decide which road to follow towards better health and healthcare for our citizens. Election Guide 2010 seeks to promote the examination and discussion of the critical health issues facing our state today, and hopefully, open the
door to new and innovative solutions.

To view the orignial Guide in its entirely, including all of the candidates’ survey submissions, click here or contact the Foundation at 404-653-0990.

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Recommended Citation: Georgia's Gubernatorial Candidates Address Our State's Most Critical Health Issues - Election Guide 2010 - Updated September 2010, Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Publication #47, September 2010
 

 

2009 Annual Report: Advancing Public Health in Georgia

State budget cuts in recent years have left Georgia’s public health system in critical condition. For the benefit of all Georgians, Healthcare Georgia Foundation believes it is time to reinvest in and rebuild Georgia’s public health system. In 2009, the Foundation’s eighth year of grantmaking, we awarded 49 grants totaling $3,972,700, including the statewide launch of the Partner Up! For Public Health campaign. In addition to the campaign, the Foundation's grantmaking also featured significant investments in the Georgia Childhood Asthma Management Program, HealthTecdl - Distance Learning, and our new Evaluation Resource Center.

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Recommended Citation: 2009 Annual Report, Advancing Public Health in Georgia, Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Publication #46, September 2010

 

 

HealthVoices: The Mental Health System in Georgia: The Perfect Storm

Mental disorders represent a significant health burden and have profound effects on a range of diseases and health conditions. They are equal opportunity disorders, with broad population disparities identified in prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. This issue ofHealthVoices addresses public perceptions of mental health issues in Georgia in the context of recent federal legislation and Georgia’s current crisis in the structure, delivery, and financing of these services.

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Recommended Citation: HealthVoices: The Mental Health System in Georgia: The Perfect Storm, Healthcare Georgia Foundation, The Schapiro Group, Publication #45, September 2010

 

 

HealthVoices: Health Reform in Georgia: Perception or Reality?

On March 23, 2010, the Patient Protection and Affordability Act was passed and health reform became law, and with it along the way, emotional and heavily politicized debate. In the fall of 2009 and on behalf of Healthcare Georgia Foundation, The University of Georgia’s Survey Research Center conducted a survey of 500 Georgia residents comprised of questions related to health care access, cost, and quality. This issue of HealthVoiceshighlights those results and the importance of timely, effective, and well-financed health communications, both prior to, and following the passage of the law.

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Recoommended Citation: HealthVoices, "Health Reform in Georgia: Perception or Reality?", University of Georgia Survey Research Center, Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Publication #44, August 2010

 

 

HealthVoices: Together We Can Do Better: Creating a 21st Century Public Health System for Georgians

Georgia’s current investments in prevention and public health reflect a decade of declines, despite being the ninth largest state in economic output. Since 2000, the state’s population has increased by 20 percent, yet per capita spending for the public health system has decreased by 21 percent. This issue of HealthVoices highlights the consequences of this neglect, Georgians’ support for strong public health, and recommendations for reversing the trend. It also features the Foundation’s ongoing collaborative public health campaign, Partner Up! For Public Health (www.togetherwecandobetter.com).

 

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Recommended Citation: HealthVoices: “Together We Can Do Better: Creating a 21st Century Public Health System for Georgians,” Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Publication #43, August 2010

 

Voices of the Community - Listening Tour 2010

While the national stage is focused on who has access to care and who is going to pay for it, we know that the more robust discussion–the depth and breadth of the issues impacting the health of our neighbors–is happening at the community level. As a Foundation with a commitment to understanding and working with communities, we sought to actively engage with leaders across the state in a discussion about the health of their communities, the health care issues facing their neighbors, and their community’s efforts and capacity to continue to make an impact.

The Foundation will use insights gained from this Tour to be deliberate and focused on providing community-based solutions that promote sustainability and the enhancement of the health of all Georgians.

 

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Recommended Citation: Voices of the Community - 2010 Listening Tour” Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Publication #42, June 2010

 

Connections 2010: Leadership in Difficult Economic Times, Connecting Resources and People,
Conference Program

On March 31 – April 1, 2010, Healthcare Georgia Foundation grantees, partners and community leaders gathered at the Foundation?s fourth statewide convening, Connections 2010: Leadership in Difficult Economic Times: Connecting Resources and People.

The two-day event was a unique opportunity for members of the nonprofit community to network, exchange ideas, build technical skills, and strengthen their ability to fulfill their missions. The event commenced with a special Welcome Reception and Ceremony honoring the 2010 Individual and Collaborative recipients of the Joseph D. Greene Community Service Award.

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Recommended Citation: Connections 2010: Leadership in Difficult Economic Times, Connecting Resources and People, Conference Program, Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Publication #41, April 2010




2010 Joseph D. Green Community Service Award - Recipients

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Recommended Citation: 2010 Joseph D. Greene Community Service Award Recipients,  Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Publication #40, March 2010

 

 

 

 

Georgia's Gubernatorial Candidates Address Our State's Most Critical Health Issues - Election Guide 2010

Healthcare Georgia Foundation announces nonpartisan publication designed to inform both voters and candidates, and to encourage leadership by all elected officials in efforts to address our state's most pressing health challenges.

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Recommended Citation: Georgia's Gubernatorial Candidates Address Our State's Most Critical Health Issues - Election Guide 2010, Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Publication #39, February 2010

 

 

 

Catalyst: Volume 3, Issue 1

Catalyst is a semi-annual online newsletter designed to Advance people and organizations that produce positive change, Promote programs and policies that improve health and healthcare, and Connect people, programs and resources across Georgia. Catalyst amplifies the voice of nonprofit health organizations and efforts to promote better health and health care in Georgia.

Features of this issue include the Foundation's Advancing Public Health Campaign, Connections 2010: Leadership in Difficult Economic Times, a Call for Proposals from Georgia's schools of public health and medicine with the intent on documenting the economic impact of high disparity health conditions at the local level, and the creation of an Evaluation Resource Center.

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Recommended Citation: Catalyst, Volume 3, Number 1, Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Publication #38, February 2010

 

 

HealthTecdl: Distance Learning for Nonprofit Health Organizations

HealthTecdl is a statewide distance learning program designed to support and strengthen Georgia’s healthcare workforce and services provided by nonprofit health organizations. Established by Healthcare Georgia Foundation in 2007, the program delivers training, technical assistance, and capacity building services through the strategic application of technology.

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Recommended Citation: HealthTecdl: Distance Learning for Nonprofit Health Organizations, Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Publication #37, January 2010

 

 

2008 Health Rankings: Georgia and Georgia's Children

This publication represents Healthcare Georgia Foundation’s ongoing efforts to monitor and report information about the health status of Georgians. Data in this report provide more than a ranking of Georgia’s health status relative to other states, it provides a compelling statement of need, of benefit, and a demand to unleash the state’s potential to be among the healthiest states.

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Recommended Citation: 2008 Health Rankings: Georgia and Georgia's Children, Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Publication #36, September 2009

 

 

Healthcare Georgia Foundation and Grantee Publications

Healthcare Georgia Foundations and its grantees are committed to producing publications that address the complex health and health care needs of Georgians. The research, data and grantmaking within this listing of documents is grounded in science, built on strategic partnerships and focused on improving health outcomes.

To view or download, click here.

Recommended Citation: Healthcare Georgia Foundation and Grantee Publications, Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Publication #35, September 2009

 

 

 

2010 Joseph D. Greene Community Service Award Nomination Guidelines and Instructions 

Healthcare Georgia Foundation’s Joseph D. Greene Community Service Award honors extraordinary individuals and nonprofit organizations that are committed to improving the quality of health and health care of those they serve. This publication provides an overview of the program, nomination criteria and process, previous recipients and award recognition.

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Recommended Citation: 2010 Joseph D. Greene Community Service Award - Nomination Guidelines and Instructions, Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Publication #34, September 2009

 

 

Georgia Childhood Asthma Management Program  

The Georgia Childhood Asthma Management Program (GCAMP) is a multi-year funding effort by the Foundation to establish and support coordinated, comprehensive evidence-based programs that foster linkages among those responsible for children’s asthma care. This publication provides an overview of the program, asthma resources and Foundation grantees working in this area.

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Recommended Citation: Georgia Childhood and Asthma Management Program, Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Publication #33, September 2009

 

 

 

2008 Annual Report:  Leadership in Difficult Economic Times 

The demand for Georgia’s nonprofit health organizations is greatest during a severe economic downturn. Through it all Georgia’s nonprofit health organizations have not only survived, but in many ways have thrived due to strong individual and organizational leadership. The Foundation’s seventh year of grantmaking featured 54 awards totaling $5,560,470, including grants to the health safety net, Satcher Health Leadership Institute, trauma care and evaluation.

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Recommended Citation: 2008 Annual Report: Leadership in Difficult Economic Times, Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Publication #32, September 2009

 

 

Beyond Translation and Tolerance
Cultural Competence in Health Care Organizations
 

Cultural competence is a set of integrated behaviors, attitudes and standards among professionals that enable effective work and excellent results in intercultural situations. It is essential to the competent delivery and utilization of health care.

This manual is designed to give health care providers with the necessary tools, knowledge and resources to develop and improve cultural competence, and help eliminate disparities in the administration of quality health care.

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Recommended Citation: Beyond Translation and Tolerance: Cultural Competence in Health Care Organizations, Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Publication #31, March 2009

 

 

HealthVoices: Achieving Greater Health Equity: Georgians Support Workforce Diversity

A recent Healthcare Georgia Foundation poll sought to learn Georgian’s views on the importance of a diverse health care workforce and its role in addressing health disparities in the state. This issue of HealthVoices highlights the findings of that poll to amplify the voices of health consumers and their views on ways to improve access to affordable, high quality health care. The poll was conducted by the Survey Research Center at the University of Georgia.

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Recommended Citation: HealthVoices: “Achieving Greater Health Equity: Georgians Support Workforce Diversity,” Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Publication #30, January 2009

 

 

 

2007 Annual Report:  Georgia's Health Safety Net:  In Pursuit of Health Equity

Over the past six years, Healthcare Georgia Foundation has ardently supported organizations that provide critical health and health care services to underserved individuals and communities. In 2007, we maintained our sharp focus on the state’s health safety net providers by awarding 19 grants totaling $1,867,500 in support of their work. Additional highlights from 2007 also include support for a statewide trauma care system, distance learning, addressing childhood overweight and capacity building for nonprofit health organizations.

Recommended Citation: 2007 Annual Report, Georgia’s Health Safety Net: In Pursuit of Health Equity, Publication #29, October 2008

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A Case for Health: Community Health Mission

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, more than 1.6 million Georgians are uninsured; many more are underinsured, leaving a significant portion of our state’s population with little to no access to health care. Across the state, community leaders, organizations, and individuals are collaborating to create health care safety nets to help those seeking affordable health care services.

A Case for Health: Community Health Mission is the first in a series of Healthcare Georgia Foundation publications addressing the importance of the health safety net in Georgia. It highlights the important work of Community Health Mission and the unique attributes of the Chatham County Safety Net Planning Council, which have resulted in the delivery of coordinated, productive health care services.

Recommended Citation: A Case for Health: Community Health Mission, Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Publication #28, June 2008

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Engaging Volunteers for Better Healthcare in Georgia

According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of people who have volunteered at least once has declined in each of the last two years. To counteract the current stagnation and decline in volunteer participation among some groups of health professionals, Georgia’s health safety net clinics and programs must become more diligent and creative at volunteer recruitment than ever before.

This publication focuses on strategies and methods for improving recruitment, management and retention of licensed clinicians by health safety net clinics and programs. Highlights include: peer-to-peer contact, Internet resources, addressing lawsuit concerns, messaging, best practices, retention and recognition.

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Recommended Citation: Engaing Volunteers for Better Healthcare in Georgia, Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Publication #27, April 2008
 

 

 

 

 Catalyst: Volume 1, Issue 2

Catalyst is a semi-annual online newsletter designed to Advance people and organizations that produce positive change, Promote programs and policies that improve health and healthcare, and Connect people, programs and resources across Georgia. Catalyst amplifies the voice of nonprofit health organizations and efforts to promote better health and health care in Georgia.

Features of this issue include Connections 2008: Strengthening the Health of Georgia Through the Nonprofit Community, Unnatural Causes, Support of the Health Safety Net, and nonprofit technical assistance.

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Recommended Citation: Catalyst Newsletter, Volume 2, Issue 1, Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Publication #26, March 2008

 

 

Rx for Robust Boards
Moving Your Nonprofit Board from Average to Exceptional

A highly engaged, quality board of directors is critical to the overall success of your organization. This publication will help you understand your board’s role and structure, assess its strengths and weaknesses, and help move it from disengagement to engagement.

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Recommended Citation: Rx for Robust Boards: Moving Your Nonprofit Board from Average to Exceptional, Nicole Lezin, Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Publication #25, March 2008

 

 

Nonprofit Business Plan Development:
From Vision, Mission and Values to Implementation

Business planning is a vital component for any nonprofit organization. This planning is the blueprint that helps to establish a foundation upon which the organization can focus on its vision, tailor its mission and incorporate values it deems essential to the organization’s success. This document provides and overview of the steps in the planning process (including SWOT analysis), vision and mission statement development, and goal setting.

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Recommended Citation: Nonprofit Business Plan Development: From Vision, Mission and Values to Implementation, Terri Theisen, Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Publication #24, March 2008

 

 

HealthVoices
Trauma Care in Georgia:  Georgians are Willing to Pay for a Statewide System

For the second year, a statewide survey shows that Georgians overwhelmingly favor building a statewide trauma system that would save as many as 700 lives each year – and that they are willing to pay for the system. This issue of HealthVoices summarizes the findings of the December 2007 poll by the Survey Research Center at the University of Georgia which found that two-thirds of Georgians are willing to pay $25 or more a year for a statewide trauma system.

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Recommended Citation: HealthVoices: "Trauma Care in Georgia: Georgians are Willing to Pay for Statewide System," Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Publication #23, February 2008

 

 

Health Profile of Georgia’s Children and Youth - Executive Summary

This summary report, Health Profile of Georgia’s Children and Youth, is an effort to compile notable data related to the health of Georgia’s children and youth. Data are grouped under six major areas: 1) Demographics; 2) Health insurance coverage and access; 3) Health behaviors; 4) Teen pregnancy; 5) Child health status; and 6) Infant outcomes. Snapshots of 18 health indicators are shown using graphics, maps and statistics.

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Recommended Citation: Health Profile of Georgia's Children and Youth, Julie Gazmararian, Laura Gaydos, and Aileen Beltran at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Publication #22, September 2007

 

 

Health Profile of Georgia's Children and Youth  - Long Report

This report, Health Profile of Georgia’s Children and Youth, is an effort to compile notable data related to the health of Georgia’s children and youth.

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Recommended Citation: Health Profile of Georgia's Children and Youth, Julie Gazmararian, Laura Gaydos, and Aileen Beltran at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Publication #21, September 2007

 

 

 

HealthVoices
Home and Community-based Services: A Robust, Rational and Ready System for Georgians

Providing home and community-based services (HCBS) to serve the elderly and people with disabilities – now and in the future – is one of the major health and social challenges confronting Georgians. This policy brief summarizes the findings of a review of HCBS in Georgia conducted in 2006 by Ann Rosewater in collaboration with the Georgia State University School of Social Work, with support from Healthcare Georgia Foundation.

The brief identifies important innovations that would enhance access to quality, affordable home and community-based services and contribute to creating a more robust and responsive long-term care system.

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Recommended Citation:
HealthVoices: "Home and Community-based Services: A Robust, Rational and Ready System for Georgians," Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Publication #20, July 2007.

 

 

Catalyst, Volume 1, Issue 1

Catalyst is a semi-annual online newsletter designed to Advance people and organizations that produce positive change, Promote programs and policies that improve health and healthcare, and Connect people, programs and resources across Georgia. Features of this issue include Peachcare for Kids, Georgia’s Trauma Care System, and Organizational Assessments for Georgia’s Nonprofit Health Organizations.

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Recommended Citation:
Catalyst Newsletter, Volume 1, Issue 1, Publication #19, Healthcare Georgia Foundation, June 2007.

 

 

2006 Annual Report: Measured Progress

Since its inception, Healthcare Georgia Foundation has been committed to the diligent pursuit of grantmaking excellence in health. Our initial five years of grantmaking have been marked by continued progress and improvement by the Foundation and its grantees. In 2006, we continued our support of organizations serving populations that represent our grantmaking priority areas by awarding 47 grants totaling $4,293,800.

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Recommended Citation:
2007 Annual Report: Measured Progress, Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Publication #18, May 2007.

 

 

Georgia’s Health Rankings


Georgia’s Health Rankings reflects an effort to compile data regarding the health status of Georgians relative to residents of the other 49 states. Rankings for each indicator are grouped into three major categories: 1) health risks, 2) health care delivery, and 3) health outcomes.
Georgia’s Health Rankings also provides data on the ten leading causes of death as well as demographic information in the state of Georgia and the United States.

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Recommended Citation:
2007 Annual Report: Measured Progress, Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Publication #17, May 2007.

 

 

Organizational Assessment: A Framework for Stregthening Georgia's Nonprofit Organizations

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Recommended Citation:
Organizational Assessment: A Framework for Stregthening Georgia's Nonprofit Organizations, Nicole Lezin, Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Publication #16, January 2007.

 

 

 

HealthVoices: Trauma Care in Georgia: Overburdened Underfunded and Fragmented

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Recommended Citation:
HealthVoices: "Trauma Care in Georgia: Overburdened Underfunded and Fragmented", The Survey Research Center at the University of Georgia , Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Publication #15, January 2007.

 

 

HealthVoices: Health Literacy - A Key to Better Health for Georgians

The inability to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services prevents over 2 million adults in Georgia from taking the right prescription drugs, making doctor’s appointments, and completing health insurance forms. This issue of HealthVoices examines the causes and consequences of low health literacy, who is most at risk, and which efforts have been most successful in Georgia.

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Recommended Citation:
HealthVoices: "Health Literacy - A Key to Better Health for Georgians", Julie Gazmararian, PhD, Kara Jacobson, MPH, David Howard, Phd, Emory Center on Health Outcomes, Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University, Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Publication #14, January 2007.

 

 

Why We Do What We Do: Georgians Speak Out About Health

In large part, Healthcare Georgia Foundation measures its success by the achievements of those we serve. Why We Do What We Do is a series of 12 compelling photographic essays that illuminate the plight uninsured Georgians face each day and the positive impact that nonprofit health organizations can have on their lives. This goal of this publication is to help policymakers and the public better understand who needs health care in Georgia, who are the unsung heroes providing health services to low income Georgians, and what the people are like who benefit from the work that nonprofit health organizations are doing in Georgia.

 

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Recommended Citation:
HealthVoices: "Health Literacy - A Key to Better Health for Georgians", Julie Gazmararian, PhD, Kara Jacobson, MPH, David Howard, Phd, Emory Center on Health Outcomes, Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University, Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Publication #13, January 2007.

 

 

2005 Annual Report: A Healthier Future for Georgia’s Children and Youth

With one-third of Georgia’s children either overweight or at risk for becoming so, our state is facing an epidemic that if not reversed, will result in the first generation to live sicker and die younger than their parents. In 2005, we awarded $4,299,783 in grants to 53 organizations and programs, committing a significant amount of funds to address the state’s most pressing health issues—including the dangerous effects of childhood overweight and physical inactivity. We are proud to support the efforts of these organizations and programs. They want healthier futures for Georgia’s children and youth, and so do we.

 

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Recommended Citation:
HealthVoices: "Health Literacy - A Key to Better Health for Georgians", Julie Gazmararian, PhD, Kara Jacobson, MPH, David Howard, Phd, Emory Center on Health Outcomes, Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University, Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Publication #12, January 2007.

 

 

Health Matters: Voices of Georgia’s Leadership

Health Matters: Voices of Georgia’s Leadership focuses on the perspectives of state leaders on health policy issues including funding strategies, long-term health solutions and challenges to improving health of residents. The various perspectives highlight that there are many players who both shape and are affected by the health of the state. The responsibility for developing solutions to Georgia’s health care challenges does not rest with one group alone – it is collective leadership focused on meaningful reforms that will ensure that our communities and families are healthier.

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Recommended Citation:
Health Matters: Voices of Georgia’s Leadership, Porter Novelli, Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Publication #11, April 2006.

 

 

The Facts About Georgians: Our Health Depends On It

(Updated November 2005)
The Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University compiled “The Facts About Georgians: Our Health Depends On It,” a comprehensive look at the health status of Georgians, specifically focused on demographic and social factors, health status, access to care, preventive services, health behaviors and environmental factors.

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HealthVoices: Georgia’s Medicaid Program: A Briefing for Community Leaders

Georgia is considering changes to the state’s Medicaid program that may have significant effects on the availability of affordable, quality health care for low income Georgians. The state is planning to seek a broad waiver of current federal Medicaid regulations, known as a Section 1115 waiver. This policy brief is designed to serve as a primer for policymakers, community leaders, and health care providers who will be assessing the benefits and costs of changes to Georgia’s Medicaid program. It provides basic facts on the Medicaid program, explores key features of Section 1115 waivers and poses questions for policymakers to consider when evaluating proposals to change Georgia’s Medicaid program.

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Recommended Citation:
HealthVoices: "Georgia's Medicaid Program: A Briefing for Community Leaders", Joan Alker, M. Phil, Center for Children and Families, Health Policy Institute, Georgetown University, Timothy Sweeney, MPA, Georgia Budget and Policy Institute, Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Publication #10, May 2005.

 

 

Addressing Overweight: Let Georgia Lead the Way

Georgia’s children risk being the first generation to live sicker and die younger than their parents according to a recent study commissioned by Healthcare Georgia Foundation and conducted by the University of Georgia Survey Research Center. In this issue of HealthVoices, we examine the perceptions that Georgia residents have on ways to address childhood overweight and physical inactivity in Georgia.

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Recommended Citation:
HealthVoices: "Addressing Overweight: Let Georgia Lead the Way", The Survey Research Center at the University of Georgia, Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Publication #9, April 2005. 

 

 

 

2004 Annual Report: Advancing Health Policy

Healthcare Georgia Foundation is committed to first understanding, and then addressing the complex issues facing Georgia’s communities. In 2004, the Foundation dedicated significant grant resources to investing in non-partisan policy research and analysis aimed at informing all sides of the health care debate. The Foundation supported organizations and programs that effectively apply strategic health policy as an important vehicle for change. The work of these and other grantees is featured in the 2004 Annual Report: Advancing Health Policy.

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Recommended Citation:
2004 Annual Report: Advancing Health Policy, Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Publication #8, April 2005.

 

 

HealthVoices: Addressing Overweight: The Role of Physical Activity in Schools

Georgians and health experts agree - childhood overweight is a serious health problem that demands action. School-based physical activity is one key component in promoting healthy weight in young children. This policy brief from Healthcare Georgia Foundation recommends physical activity in schools, identifies the elements of successful school-based physical activity, and summarizes the science behind these recommendations. The brief was prepared by Policy Leadership for Active Youth (PLAY), a three-year initiative of Georgia State University’s Institute of Public Health in partnership with the Georgia Center for Obesity and Related Disorders (GCORD) of the University of Georgia and the Medical College of Georgia. Data from Healthcare Georgia Foundation’s statewide public opinion poll on Georgians’ views on childhood overweight and physical activity is also featured in the brief.

 

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Recommended Citation:
HealthVoices: "Addressing Overweight: The Role of Physical Activity in Schools", Policy Leadership for Active Youth (PLAY), a three year policy initiative of Georgia State University Institute of Public Health, in partnership with the Georgia Center for Obesity and Related Disorders (GCORD) and the University of Georgia and the Medical College of Georgia, Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Publication #7, January 2005.

 

 

2003 Annual Report: Informed Grantmaking

The 2003 Annual Report features highlights from the year and more than $4.2 million in grants the Foundation awarded to fifty-four organizations benefiting Georgians. The data and information gathered by the Foundation in 2003 will help nonprofit health organizations build real momentum towards solutions to our State’s most pressing health challenges.

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2003 Annual Report: Informed Grantmaking, Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Publication #6, April 2003. 

 

 

HealthVoices: Economic and Health Benefits of Tobacco Taxes for Georgians

As a catalyst for better health and health care in Georgia, Healthcare Georgia Foundation helped support an independent economic analysis of the 2003 tobacco tax increase by the Fiscal Research Center (FRC) of the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University. The analysis shows that the 2003 tax increase, the first in 32 years, will deter Georgians from smoking and will generate substantial revenue for the state. If Georgia enacted an additional tax increase of 21 cents per pack, it would have significant economic and health benefits as well.

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Recommended Citation:
HealthVoices: "Economic and Health Benefits of Tobacco Taxes for Georgians", The Fiscal Research Center in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies of Georgia State University, Healtcare Georgia Foundation, Publication #5, March 2004.

 

 

HealthVoices: Georgians Speak Out on Health Care and Prevention

In its role as a catalyst for better health and health care, Healthcare Georgia Foundation conducted the 2003 Access to Coverage and Prevention Survey. Twelve hundred Georgians were polled statewide to learn their views on their health care insurance and preventive services along with their willingness to pay for better community health services. The Foundation published the results of the poll in its inaugural issue of HealthVoices - a publication intended to be an educational service to Georgians interested in health policy.

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Recommended Citation:
HealthVoices: "Georgians Speak Out on Health Care and Prevention", The Survey Research Center at the University of Georgia, Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Publication #4, November 2003.

 

 

2002 Annual Report: Our Commitment to a Healthier Georgia


The 2002 Annual Report is the Foundation’s inaugural report. Inside, you’ll find: accomplishments in 2002, an overview of our Grantmaking Program, 2002 grantees, board and staff, and our vision for 2003.

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Recommended Citation: 2002 Annual Report: Our Commitment to a Healthier Georgia, Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Publication #3, April 2003.

 

 

 

Health Access in Georgia: Voices from the 2002 Listening Tour

In the summer of 2002, Healthcare Georgia Foundation conducted its initial Listening Tour, a series of ten region-based facilitated discussions with professionals working in public health, government, social services and the nonprofit sector. This publication chronicles the results of the Tour, including summaries for each tour city.

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Recommendation Citation:
Health Access in Georgia: Voices from the 2002 Listening Tour, Heathcare Georgia Foundation, Publication #2, February 2003.


 

 

Meet the Grantmaker
The Meet the Grantmaker kit is an overview of our Mission, Goals, Grantmaking Priority Areas and Grantmaking Guidelines. It also includes Instructions on how to apply for a grant.

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Recommended Citation:
"Meet the Grantmaker," Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Publication #1, November 2002.