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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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FUNDING OPPORTUNITY! The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is issuing a call for proposals to support the identification and evaluation of promising innovations that improve health and health care quality—without increasing costs—in low-resource communities. Up to 10 evaluations will be funded for a total of up to $2.5 million.

Rural communities are uniquely positioned to improve health outcomes. ChangeLab Solutions (CLS), in partnership with the Association of State Public Health Nutritionists, has compiled stories of innovative change within rural communities across the country and created three easy-to-use handouts that focus on nutrition, physical activity, and schools. To learn more, check out CLS’ webinars – listen to rural leaders discuss the obesity prevention and food access strategies that worked in their communities.

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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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Trinity Hospital Twin City Named to Top 20 Critical Access Hospital List

Trinity Hospital Twin City was recently named one of the Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) for quality in the country.  The Top 20 ...

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Innovative Care Delivery Models For Children With Asthma In Missouri

The June issue of HIDI HealthStats focused on hospital utilization for asthma by children in Missouri. The findings revealed that asthma is the ...

FORHP Grant Announcements


Rural Health Network Development Planning Program

Funding Opportunity - Deadline: January 8, 2016

HRSA invites all eligible applicants to apply for the Rural Health Network Development Planning Grant Program (“Network Planning”).   The purpose of the Network Planning program is to assist in the development of an integrated healthcare network, if the network participants do not have a history of formal collaborative efforts.  Health care networks can be an effective strategy to help smaller rural health care providers and health care service organizations align resources and strategies, achieve economies of scale and efficiency, and address challenges more effectively as a group than as single providers.
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