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Process Evaluation of Georgia's Integrated Family Support Demonstration Project: Findings from First Year Implementation Efforts

August 1, 2008

This report summarizes findings from first year implementation efforts of the Georgia Department of Human Resources' Family Support Demonstration Project. The goal of the project was to reduce child abuse and neglect and improve child health by providing support to Georgia's families with infants and young children at highest risk for child maltreatment.

An Assessment of Health Care Safety Net Services in Seven Metropolitan Atlanta Counties

June 1, 2007

The Georgia Health Policy Center (GHPC), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Network of Public Health Institutes began collaboration in the summer of 2007 on a project designed to establish a framework for public health to help inform the health reform debate. The partnership set out to broaden the health reform conversation to include health promotion, health improvement, and disease prevention. The effort included background research, focus groups, key interviews with internal and external stakeholders from local, state, and national groups, and additional convenings of local, state, and national partners. This report highlights opportunities for public health to bridge the different levels of health reform and create strategies and policies that could be implemented on each level.

Services and Support for Georgia Families of Children with Special Needs: Findings from a Community Outreach Effort

June 1, 2007

This report details the results of a mixed-method community outreach effort conducted by the Georgia Health Policy Center as part of The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta's Champions for Children with Exceptional Needs Initiative (Champions).

Report of CON Data Analyses

November 1, 2006

The Center conducted both a qualitative and quantitative assessment of 35 primary care organizations that target their health care services to uninsured and underinsured populations. The primary scope of this assessment is an inventory of safety net providers in the target counties and the scope and volume of services they provide.

Report of Data Analyses to the Georgia Commission on the Efficacy of the CON Program

November 1, 2006

A highlight of presentations and discussions during the Philanthropic Symposium on School Health held October 16, 2000 in Atlanta, GA.Community and Public Health

The Effect of Peer Support On Recidivism Rates for Mental Health Hospital Admissions and Crisis Stabilization Episodes

September 27, 2006

Telephone survey with urban/rural Georgians over age 55 to provide public input into the planning for the future of aging services in Georgia.

Consumer Assessment of Health Plans: Differences in Utilization and Satisfaction Among Parents of Children Enrolled in Georgia's PeachCare, PeachCare Plus, and Medicaid Programs

July 1, 2005

Semi-annual member surveys by Georgia Health Policy Center to assess provider satisfaction with Affiliated Computer Systems claims administration and customer service. Survey conducted between April and May 2004 via mail and the internet, with follow-up phone surveys of providers.

Emergency Department Use by Children on PeachCare, Medicaid

November 30, 2004

Do children enrolled in PeachCare or Medicaid visit EDs more often?

Comparing the Health Status and Health Care Utilization of Children in Georgia's Foster Care System to Other Georgia Medicaid Children

October 1, 2004

In 2001, the Philanthropic Collaborative for a Healthy Georgia awarded grants to support 13 school health programs across the state. Six of these grantees received additional funding from the Healthcare Georgia Foundation to continue their programs for another 18 months.This report describes the evaluation methodology and summarizes the findings. It also offers in-depth snapshots of supported school health activities to illustrate the program's impact.

Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids: Customer Service Satisfaction Survey - Members - Fall 2004

October 1, 2004

An analysis to determine if national findings applied to the health care experiences of Georgia foster children in comparison to other Medicaid children.

Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids: Customer Service Satisfaction Survey - Provider - Fall 2004

October 1, 2004

The Georgia Department of Community Health contracted with Affiliated Computer Systems, Inc. (ACS) to provide claims administration for Georgia's Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids insurance programs beginning April 1, 2003. ACS contracted with the Georgia Health Policy Center (GHPC) at Georgia State University to conduct semi-annual member surveys to assess member satisfaction with ACS's claims administration and customer service. The baseline survey was conducted in March 2003, before ACS assumed responsibility for claims administration. This report presents results of 1,501 randomly selected members who contacted customer service between April and September 2004. The survey was conducted between October 18 and November 10, 2004 via telephone interviews.