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Health & Wellness

Health care has been an issue dominating the political landscape since 2010. According to the American Community Survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, 15.5% of Americans did not have health insurance in 2010. In Georgia, the figure was 19.7%, more than four percentage points higher than the national level. The uninsured rate for children under 18 in the U.S. was 8.0%, while it was 9.8% for Georgia. The national health care reform legislation aspires to make health insurance more affordable and aims to increase the access to health care in the nation. High quality health care for all in our community is essential to a high quality of life.

Family Health and Well-being

Good health is the most basic desire of a human being. Without it an individual is unable to perform everyday tasks and adverse health outcomes often jeopardize the economic well-being of the family unit. Presented below are several indicators reflecting family health and well-being across the age spectrum from birth to old age. The indicators characterize access to health care, healthy lifestyle outcomes among youth, and maternal and infant well-being.