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The Return on Investment in Georgia’s Free and Charitable Clinics


Phaedra Corso, PhD MPA
Director, Economic Evaluation Research Group
UGA Foundation Professor of Human Health


Georgia Charitable Care Network

Healthcare Georgia Foundation

Program Description

The Economic Evaluation Research Center at the University of Georgia in partnership with Georgia Charitable Care Network (GCCN) conducted a study to demonstrate how clinics in the GCCN are an effective, cost-saving way to provide primary care to the uninsured populations in the state. In this study, they used longitudinal data provided by the clinics to assess the economic impact of treating and managing patients in Georgia's Charitable Care Network. This presentation will show the savings accrued through the clinics' contribution to improved health outcomes.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the presentation, attendees should be able to:
- Compare the costs to treat hypertension in GCCN clinics to other healthcare provider/payer settings
- Identify cost-savings from avoided Emergency Department (ED) visits for all chronic disease patients
- Identify cost-savings from hypertension treatment/management in GCCN clinics


On Demand
Original program date: Nov 10, 2015

Technology Requirements

Participants registering for programs should have access to the following technology for best viewing and participation:

  • Personal computer with Macintosh or Windows with 512 MB of RAM
  • Broadband internet connection such as an office LAN, DSL, or cable modem
  • Phone next to personal computer (or speaker phone if multiple people are viewing)
  • Computer speakers (built-in or attached)
  • Latest version of Adobe Flash which can be downloaded for free at Adobe's web site

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Program Keywords

Policy, Access to Care, Fundraising, Healthcare Delivery, Management, Marketing, Organizational Development, Primary Care, Rural Health, Safety Net, Strategic Planning