• Description

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.