African American Exposure to Prescribed Fire Smoke in Georgia, USA
Study examining exposure to air pollution from prescribed
burning affecting predominantly African American
communities in rural Georgia. Discusses conservation-based
prescribed burning practices in Georgia and land ownership
dynamics, offering a census tract analysis of African
American, Hispanic American, and White residence in
relation to burn areas. Provides maps indicating spatial
distribution of burn permits for conservation lands,
government lands, commercial lands, and private landowner
lands with approximate percentages of African American
population for each census tract.
Author(s): Cassandra Johnson Gaither, Sadia Afrin, Fernando Garcia-Menendez, et al. Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(17), 3079 Date: 08/2019 Type: Document view details
Sickle Cell Data Collection Program Brief: Births in Georgia, 2004-2016
Policy brief intended to inform decision-makers how gaps in diagnosis, treatment, and access to care for patients with sickle cell disease (SCD) can be addressed through policy changes, improved healthcare, and education. Features statistics on SCD births in Georgia from 2004-2016 and includes a Georgia map showing numbers of SCD births by county of residence from 2004-2016.
Date: 05/2019 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Georgia Health Policy Center view details
Bacon County Hospital Advances Toward Population Health
Highlights a 25-bed acute care hospital in Alma, Georgia that worked with the Small Rural Hospital Transition (SRHT) project to improve its finances and operations. Summarizes projects that expanded telemedicine services, increased point-of-service collections, built awareness of quality performance and services, and addressed community needs.
Date: 04/2019 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center view details
Georgia House of Representatives Study Committee on Maternal Mortality
Provides an overview of issues related to maternal health, prenatal care, and postnatal care in Georgia. Compares mortality rates for rural and urban Georgia women, and discusses shortages of prenatal care, obstetric services, and postpartum care in rural Georgia communities. Features statistics on leading causes of pregnancy-related death in Georgia, percentage of these deaths determined to be preventable, and timing of deaths in relation to pregnancy.
Author(s): Sharon Cooper, Mark Newton, Chuck Efstration, et al. Date: 2019 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Georgia House of Representatives Budget & Research Office view details
Salud es Vida: A Cervical Cancer Screening Intervention for Rural Latina Immigrant Women
Investigates the feasibility and effectiveness of Salud Es Vida, an educational group session led by promotoras focused on cervical cancer screening and increased cervical cancer knowledge among immigrant Hispanic/Latina women from farmworker environments. The intervention was conducted in four rural counties of Southeast Georgia and included the development of a toolkit offering a curriculum guide and class activities created in partnership with promotoras.
Author(s): John S. Luque, Yelena N. Tarasenko, Claudia Reyes-Garcia, et al. Citation: Journal of Cancer Education, 32(4), 690-699 Date: 12/2018 Type: Document view details
Private Health Insurance in Georgia
Describes trends in private health insurance coverage in Georgia. Addresses the demographics of who is covered, cost, and whether it is purchased individually or obtained through an employer. Highlights differences between rural and urban areas.
Date: 11/2018 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Georgia Health Policy Center view details