Communities trust hospitals to provide quality care and education and use them as a resource for health, wellness, prevention and care.
Population health is an approach to health care that aims to improve the health of an entire population. The Georgia Hospital Association participates in several initiatives with community partners nationally and around the state to achieve a healthy Georgia. Efforts focus on improving the delivery of high-quality health care through clinical decision support and patient self-management.
GHA's community health team collaborates with the Georgia Department of Public Health on the State Health Improvement Plan and with the Georgia Department of Public Health on the Diabetes Collaborative.
Eighth Annual Statewide Community Benefit Report
Hospitals are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Commitment to community service is a key component in Georgian hospitals' visions and mission statements. They incorporate community benefit principles as they provide programs and services that
- emphasize disproportionate unmet health-related needs;
- emphasize primary prevention;
- build a seamless continuum of care;
- build community capacity; and
- emphasize collaborative governance.
See more information on GHA's involvement with Community Health.