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Georgia: Guide Targets Uninsured

August 12, 2011

Almost 20 percent of Georgians are uninsured, and many of them live in Atlanta. In response, the city has teamed with drug-maker Pfizer to develop a guide to accessing affordable health care services. One-quarter of the state's black residents lack insurance, as do 45 percent of Hispanics; these populations are specific targets of the publication, which is available in both English and Spanish. "Atlanta Regional Health Guide: Resources for the Uninsured," was introduced Tuesday by Mayor Kasim Reed, former US Surgeon General Dr. David Satcher, and Pfizer's Gary Pelletier. It includes advice on HIV and accessing affordable medical and dental care, mental health and substance abuse care, and programs that offer free or low-cost medicines. The free guide is available through community health centers, the National Association of Hispanic Nurses, and the National Black Nurses Association; by calling 888-720-1337, ext. 10; or by visiting www.atlantaga.gov.

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Adapted from:
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
08.11.2011; Ernie Suggs


  
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This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
 
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