Together We Can Do Better: Creating a Twenty-First Century Public Health System for Georgians

Together We Can Do Better: Creating a Twenty-First Century Public Health System for Georgians

Since 2000, Georgia's population has increased by 20 percent, while per capita spending on the state's public health system has fallen by 21 percent, a new issue brief from the Healthcare Georgia Foundation finds. The brief, Together We Can Do Better: Creating a Twenty-First Century Public Health System for Georgians (4 pages, PDF), examines the consequences of this disconnect and offers recommendations for reversing the trend in healthcare spending, revitalizing the public health workforce at the state and local level, and ensuring that public health receives sufficient legislative attention, funding, and oversight. The brief also provides information on the foundation's Partner Up! For Public Health campaign.