Planning for The Uninsured

David Brown Access to Healthcare, Previous Initiatives 0 Comments

Beginning in 2002 and ending in 2007, the Health Resources and Services Administration awarded the Georgia Governor’s Office three HRSA State Planning Grants for the uninsured. The Georgia Health Policy Center at Georgia State University administered the grants on behalf of the Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget. In 2004, Georgia was awarded a Pilot Planning Grant by HRSA to …

Diabetes Ten City Challenge

David Brown Disease Management, Previous Initiatives 0 Comments

The Northwest Georgia Healthcare Partnership took the lead in organizing the Diabetes Ten City Challenge™ in Northwest Georgia. After committing to the program in September 2005, the group recruited four local employers, Dalton Utilities, Hamilton Health Care System, The City of Dalton and Whitfield County to participate in the first-year pilot, anticipating future expansion. The Diabetes Ten City Challenge™ is …

CPAN

David Brown Healthy Lifestyles, Previous Initiatives 0 Comments

The increased worldwide prevalence of overweight and sedentary children has led to concerns about the future health of this generation. If children are watching excessive amounts of television while not engaging in age appropriate physical activities, what is this doing to their well-being? And importantly, what can we do now to change this dangerous trend? The answer came when the …

ACHIEVE Healthy Communities

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ACHIEVE (Action Communities for Health, Innovation, and Environmental Change) is sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Selected national organizations collaborate with CDC to enhance local communities’ abilities to develop and implement policy, systems, and environmental change strategies that will help prevent or manage health-risk factors for heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer, obesity, and arthritis. Specific activities …

Community in Motion

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Encouraging physical activity through a movement challenge Public Health Problem Whitfield and Murray counties in northwest Georgia are in Public Health District 1-2, which the BRFSS shows to have a higher than average rate of obesity and physical inactivity. Increased physical activity can improve health, yet not enough people are active. Walking is the most popular aerobic physical activity and …

Tackling Childhood Obesity

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Following the completion of our childhood physical activity and nutrition (CPAN) initiative in 2009, we knew our work on childhood obesity was not finished. Over half the children in our community were overweight or obese according to CDC standards! By April 2010, we were doing extensive research surrounding childhood obesity. Less than a year later, we were meeting with a …