| Stragegy | Capacity | Sustainability
Welcome

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

Did You Know

Minimize

CDC Rural Health provides an overview of rural health concerns, access to CDC-produced reports highlighting rural health issues, and examples of resources and successful approaches to improve health in rural communities.


UPCOMING EVENTS


FEATURED ARTICLE

Implementing Physical Activity and Nutrition Programs in School Settings

Much has been written about childhood obesity in the last five years and millions of federal dollars have been invested in interventions and policies.  A focus of youth obesity prevention efforts inevitably targets the school setting.  Why? Over 95 percent of children and youth are enrolled in schools (National Center for Education Statistics) and physical activity and healthy eating have long been fundamental aspects of the education system in the United States.  Because recent research has demonstrated the connection between physical activity, good nutrition, and academic performance as well as the impact of targeted, sustained obesity prevention interventions on children’s health, schools are seen as an effective system for addressing childhood obesity and its related behaviors. (Association of State and Territorial Health Officials and the Society of State Directors of Health, Physical Education and Recreation.) 

Read more

Grantees in the News

2015 Outreach Grantee- Stephenson County Health Department featured on RHI Hub for their Obesity Prevention Programs- Heart to Heart and Taking Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS)©.

Learn more

Funding Opportunities

Frontier Community Health Integration Project Technical Assistance, Tracking, and Analysis Program

This announcement solicits applications for Frontier Community Health Integration Project (FCHIP) Technical Assistance, Tracking, and Analysis (TA) Program. The purpose of the FCHIP TA Program is to provide technical assistance to ten (10) critical access hospitals (CAHs) selected by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to participate in the FCHIP demonstration to test new approaches to health care delivery, reimbursement, and coordination in sparsely populated rural areas in three states: Montana, Nevada, and North Dakota. 

Read more


Area Health Education Centers Program

This announcement solicits applications for the Area Health Education Centers Program. Program Purpose The purpose of the AHEC Program is to develop and enhance education and training networks within communities, academic institutions, and community-based organizations.  In turn, these networks support BHW’s strategic priorities to increase diversity among health professionals, broaden the distribution of the health workforce, enhance health care quality, and improve health care delivery to rural and underserved areas and populations.

Read more