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Election Guide 2010: Georgia’s Gubernatorial Candidates Address Our State's Most Critical Health Challenges


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Election Guide 2010: Georgia’s Gubernatorial Candidates Address
Our State’s Most Critical Health Challenges

Healthcare Georgia Foundation seeks to position health
and health care as an election issue

Atlanta, Georgia - March 8, 2010 - Healthcare Georgia Foundation today released Election Guide 2010: Georgia’s Gubernatorial Candidates Address Our State’s Most Critical Health Challenges. The election guide was conceived as a nonpartisan effort to inform Georgia voters about each gubernatorial candidate’s vision for better health and healthcare in Georgia. Download the Guide (PDF).

In the context of health reform, the current economic downturn, declining state revenues, and a host of intractable health problems, Georgia’s gubernatorial candidates were invited to address issues such as child health, trauma care, mental health services, public health, and health insurance coverage. 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.

“As we see it, the 2010 gubernatorial election is a defining moment in the state’s efforts to improve the health of all Georgians,” said Dr. Gary Nelson, Healthcare Georgia Foundation president. “Because Georgia ranks at or near the bottom among states on numerous measures of health – principled, informed leadership has never been so urgently needed.”

With the release of Election Guide 2010, the Foundation believes Georgia voters will be much better informed about the state’s most pressing health challenges, and under the leadership of the state’s next Governor, hopefully open the door to new and innovative solutions. In addition to the statewide distribution of Election Guide 2010, the publication is also available on the Foundation’s website,

About Healthcare Georgia Foundation
Healthcare Georgia Foundation is a statewide, private independent foundation. The Foundation’s mission is to advance the health of all Georgians and to expand access to affordable, quality healthcare for underserved individuals and communities. Through its strategic grantmaking, Healthcare Georgia Foundation supports organizations that drive positive change, promotes programs that improve health and healthcare among underserved individuals and communities, and connects people, partners and resources across Georgia. For more information, please visit the Foundation online at