While the national stage is focused on who has access to care and who is going to pay for it, we know that the more robust discussion–the depth and breadth of the issues impacting the health of our neighbors–is happening at the community level. As a Foundation with a commitment to understanding and working with communities, we sought to actively engage with leaders across the state in a discussion about the health of their communities, the health care issues facing their neighbors, and their community’s efforts and capacity to continue to make an impact.
The Foundation will use insights gained from this Tour to be deliberate and focused on providing community-based solutions that promote sustainability and the enhancement of the health of all Georgians.
Recommended Citation: Voices of the Community: Listening Tour 2010, Porter Novelli, Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Publication #42, June 2010
In a series of one-on-one interviews, business and community leaders, elected officials and health providers across the state revealed that health care costs, access to quality health care and lack of consumer health education are major health concerns for Georgians.
Health Matters: Voices of Georgia's Leadership focuses on the perspectives of state leaders on health policy issues including funding strategies, long-term health solutions and challenges to improving health of residents.
The various perspectives highlight that there are many players who both shape and are affected by the health of the state. The responsibility for developing solutions to Georgia's health care challenges does not rest with one group alone – it is collective leadership focused on meaningful reforms that will ensure that our communities and families are healthier.
Recommended Citation: Health Matters: Voices of Georgia's Leadership, Porter Novelli, Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Publication #11, April 2006
In the summer of 2002, we conducted our initial Listening Tour, a series of ten region-based facilitated discussions with professionals working in public health, government, social services and the nonprofit sector. We have chronicled the results of the Tour, including summaries for each tour city in a publication entitled, “Health Access in Georgia: Voices from the 2002 Listening Tour”.
Recommended Citation: Health Access in Georgia: Voices from the 2002 Listening Tour, Heathcare Georgia Foundation,Publication #2, February 2003