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The Community Health Systems Development (CHSD) Team of the Georgia Health Policy Center is located within the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA. Our Team provides technical assistance to support a broad range of health initiatives, predominately those striving to improve health and access in rural communities throughout the United States. We hope you will find the information on this site to be of interest and the resources to be of value. In addition, we want to help you make connections with other organizations who are undertaking similar programs. Submit your questions or suggestions to chsdteam@gsu.edu.

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Kynect.Ky.gov is the tool Kentuckians have used to sign up for health insurance, but in Eastern Kentucky an old fashioned, boots-on-the-ground outreach — in restaurants, cash advance businesses, and churches — appears to be key to getting people to use the website. Click here to read more.

Read more here: http://www.kentucky.com/2014/02/22/3104288/eastern-kentucky-counties-lead.html#storylink=cpy

The Rural Care Coordination Toolkit is designed to help you identify and implement a care coordination program. It also provides you with resources and best practices. The toolkit is made up of several modules. Each concentrates on different aspects of care coordination programs. Modules also include resources for you to use in developing a program for your area. For more information, click here.

In the Loop: Connecting the Enrollment Community is a free private online community designed for enrollment specialists who are helping consumers enroll in health care to interact with others doing similar work.

The Atlas of Rural and Small Town America captures data from the American Community Survey as it pertains to rural. Rural stakeholders may find it useful to identify statistics on individuals, jobs, and agriculture in their community or region.

The Rural Mental Health and Substance Abuse Toolkit  is designed to help rural communities develop and implement programs that meet their behavioral health needs based on proven approaches and strategies. The toolkit was developed in collaboration with the University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center and the NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis.

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Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMH)

Transforming the delivery of care

Despite spending far more per capita on health care than any other country in the world ($8,608 per person) [1], the United States consistently lags far behind many countries in terms of health outcomes, quality, and efficiency. In a 2013 Bloomberg ranking of nations with the most efficient health care systems, the United States ranked 46th among the 48 countries included in the study.[2] [3] Furthermore, it is estimated that our country spends a staggering $700 billion annually on unnecessary health care services.[4]

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Grantees in the News


Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Health Wagon featured on 60 Minutes

In case you missed the 60 Minutes featuring our grantee, Health Wagon or would just like to see it again, you can watch it and extra, unaired ...

Friday, January 17, 2014

Grow Up Fit recommended to participate in statewide Own Your Own Health Program

The Growing Up Fit Program has been selected as the recommended program for schools choosing to participate in the Statewide Own Your Own Health ...

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