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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 (

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