Partner Up! For Public Health Power Ratings – Atlanta, GA

This still-evolving, data-driven narrative has already been presented to more 30 audiences throughout Georgia, including the Georgia Public Health Association, Georgia Rural Health Association, the Georgia Association of Regional Commissions, and a meeting of key state legislative leaders; it was also featured in the first 2012 issue of Healthcare Georgia Foundation’s signature publication, HealthVoices, and is now drawing attention outside the state. Following the release of 2012 County Health Rankings by the University of Wisconsin and 2012 economic rankings by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, the Partner Up! campaign produced what it calls “Partner Up! for Public Health Power Ratings” that combined the two factors and distributed a press release that garnered statewide print, broadcast and online media coverage. This narrative and study contributes in demonstrable ways to important public policy discussions about the rehabilitation of Georgia’s public health system.