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Health Disparities in Georgia

Compared to the rest of the country, Georgians experience more health problems and poorer access to health care.

Georgia has the 6th highest uninsured rate in the country with 19% or 1,859,000 Georgians living without health insurance (500,000 of which could gain access to Medicaid if Georgia expanded Medicaid)(1), ranks 38th out of 50 states in overall health status as per the America’s Health Rankings (2), and ranks 44th out of 50 states on State Health System Performance for Low-Income Populations (3).

The need for advocacy to increase access to quality care for the most vulnerable Georgians has never been greater.

Here's How You Can Get Involved:

- Join us at RxinReach

Learn about the issues at What We Are About

- Connect with ARxC --> Contact Us to be added to ARxC's email listserv; join us on us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter; become an organizaitonal partner

- Take action --> Respond to ARxC ‘s ACTION ALERTS posted on the ARxC Blog; explain to your elected official why he/she needs to take action; come out and join us at ARxC's or ARxC partners' events

Working Directly with ARxC

ARxC recruits volunteers to help us with events and advance our advocacy agenda. We welcome the opportunity to work with students.  We occasionally have openings to hire graduate students with work study funding so keep an eye out for us at academic career fairs.

To learn about opportunities to work with ARxC email Dorothy at dlg@arxc.org.

Advocacy Resources

A Consumer Health Advocate’s  Guide to the 2014 Georgia Legislative Session

- Contact information for your local, state, and federal officials: http://votesmart.org/

- Lists of local, state, and/or federal officials: