Oct. 19, 2010
Renee DeGross Valdes, 404-413-1353
ATLANTA – Georgia State University’s Georgia Health Policy Center (GHPC) will reach a milestone this fall, its 15th anniversary.
As part of the commemoration, the center has developed case studies based on the impact of health care reform for 15 Georgia stakeholder groups. Those case studies will be highlighted at an Oct. 21 symposium, “Health Reform: From Insights to Strategies,” and later published. The symposium will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Sheraton Downtown.
“For our anniversary, we wanted to give back to the community and our stakeholders,” said Karen Minyard, executive director of GHPC. “Using our knowledge and skills to aid others in the translation of the new health reform law seemed like a natural fit.”
For the project, GHPC provided strategic consultations of the potential impact of health care reform on 15 Georgia stakeholder groups. The organizations involved include providers, rural and urban community-based groups, small and large businesses, professional associations, and local and state government entities.
“Having been in rural health with limited resources for the past 38 years, the GHPC has been a tremendous asset,” said Ann Addison, a doctor and chief executive of Primary Care of Southwest Georgia, which is among the organizations that received an assessment.
She added, “My first experience with GHPC resulted in a rural hospital avoiding foreclosure and the development of a national model for community planning. The latest project provided vital information and exceptional insight regarding health reform’s implications.”
Others included in the project are Georgia Division of Aging Services, Effingham Hospital and Care Center, Academy of Independent Pharmacy, Richmond County Board of Health and Troup Cares, a free clinic.
For more information about the symposium and to learn about the project, please visit: http://aysps.gsu.edu/ghpc/3748.html.