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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

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The Accountable Health Communities Model is currently accepting applications through March 31, 2016. The Model addresses a critical gap between clinical care and community services in the current health care delivery system by testing a systematic approach to identifying and addressing health-related  social needs of Medicare & Medicaid beneficiaries. The Model awards cooperative agreements to organizations chosen to participate in the model test To learn more, click here.

A helpful tool for program development and evaluation planning; Getting to Outcomes is a 10-step process developed out of the Rand Corporation that empowers prevention practitioners to plan, implement, and evaluate their programs.

Change Lab Solutions' goal is to integrate law and public health in order to achieve health. They offer sample laws and policies, provide analysis and recommendations on environmental change strategies and has developed educational toolkits and fact sheets to support stakeholders in their policy reform efforts.
The Community Health Improvement Navigator offers expert-vetted tools and resources for community stakeholders working on community health initiatives.  The site provides a flyer, fact sheet and a PPT presentation that can be used to engage stakeholders within and outside of an organization.

A Healthy Early Childhood Action Plan 2015: Policies for a Lifetime of Well Being.Developed by Trust for America's Health, this is a great resource for grantees focused on school-based and community-based children's health initiatives.


Refugee Health Connection Provides Personalized Care

Refugee Health Connection Provides Personalized Care

2015 Rural Health Care Services Outreach Grant Program

When Child Abuse Prevention Services (CAPS) in Marshall County received a $200,000 rural health care grant, the agency sprang into action, funding the Refugee Health Connection (RHC) program.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Kennedy Wellness Center Opens with Unique Mission to Improve Health in Mississippi Delta

The James C. Kennedy Wellness Center opened recently in Charleston, Mississippi, and is heralded as an incredible opportunity for improved health ...

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Health changes come to Blythe - Schools focus on exercise

To the children attending the three elementary schools and one high school in the Palo Verde Unified School District, the new exercise program ...

FORHP Grant Announcements


Small Health Care Provider Quality Improvement Program

Funding Opportunity

The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy is pleased to announce the release of the FY 2016 Small Health Care Provider Quality Improvement  Grant Program (announcement number:HRSA-16-019).  Application materials are available at:

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