Healthy Communities


Georgia’s health care system is not meeting the needs of its diverse and growing population. About 1.4 million Georgians are uninsured and many more are at risk of losing coverage. Strengthening Georgia’s investment in health care is critical to assure all Georgians get an opportunity to lead a healthy life.
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Fast Facts on Medicaid Expansion

Key Takeaways The COVID-19 pandemic is disproportionately affecting Black Georgians, who are more likely to contract and pass …

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Support Healthy Communities in Georgia with a Temporary Eviction Ban

An extensive body of research shows that poor housing conditions and housing instability are associated with worse health …

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Georgia Seeks New Medicaid Changes in Response to COVID-19

  On March 28, 2020, the Georgia Department of Community Health submitted four plans to the federal government …

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CARES Act to Deliver Booster Shot of Additional Relief to Families, Economy Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Key Takeaways The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) passed by Congress is a $2.2 …

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Georgia Won’t Thrive if People Don’t Survive

Key Takeaways: Years of disinvestment, poor public health infrastructure and systemic barriers have exposed Georgians’ vulnerability—particularly for those …

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Families First Coronavirus Response Act to Provide Georgians with Initial Wave of Assistance

Late in the evening on March 18, President Trump signed H.R. 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act …

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Fighting COVID-19 in Georgia With Medicaid and New Funding

The first cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Georgia were reported on March 3, 2020, and the number …

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Extend Postpartum Medicaid Coverage to Improve Maternal Health in Georgia

Note on Nov. 11, 2021: In 2021, Georgia was approved to expand postpartum Medicaid to six months. Federal …

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Overview: Georgia’s 2021 Fiscal Year Budget for Georgia Department of Public Health

Gov. Brian Kemp proposed a 2021 budget of $263.5 million in state general funds for the Department of …

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Overview: 2021 Fiscal Year Budget for Georgia’s Department of Community Health

Gov. Brian Kemp proposed a 2021 budget of $3.15 billion in state general funds for the Department of …

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Overview: Georgia’s 2021 Fiscal Year Budget for Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities

Gov. Kemp’s budget proposal for the 2021 fiscal year cuts state general funds for the Department of Behavioral …

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GBPI 2020 Policy Priorities

The Georgia Budget and Policy Institute’s goal is to shine a light on people-first policies that help all …

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