Georgia State — Health Policy Center

Partner Program

Georgia State University is a public institution. The GSU Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing and Health Professions is located on the campus in Atlanta. The School of Nursing offers PhD and DNP programs and currently has 277 undergraduate nursing students and approximately 316 master’s students in several specialty nursing areas.

The Lewis College has graduated more than 5,000 nurses, NPs, educators, and researchers to serve in GA and beyond. Their mission: to prepare the next generation of clinicians and scholars who collectively enhance individual and community health in a culturally diverse society. Their strategic priority around collaboration is to strengthen relationships with local health partners from community-based partners to tertiary care centers.

The Georgia Health Policy Center worked with the Georgia Division of Aging Services and local Area Agencies on Aging to develop a dissemination plan and marketing toolkit for the Georgia HealthMatters programs. These resources provide tools and materials to implement a coordinated, statewide marketing effort for the Georgia HealthMatters programs. In partnership with DAS, Area Agencies on Aging facilitate and deliver the Georgia HealthMatters programs in their region. This includes leading local partnership development, recruiting and training peer leaders, and marketing the programs and workshops to potential participants.

Georgia HealthMatters offers a collection of community-based health promotion and disease prevention programs. These community-based programs promote healthy aging by focusing on chronic disease management and healthy living related to nutrition, physical activity, and positive aging. Programs are evidence-based, individually focused, and deliver proven results.