White PAPER Series
In the fall of 2017, a series of policy analysis papers were produced out of a graduate policy seminar taught in the College of Public Health at the University of Georgia. Each of these papers utilized the Athens Wellbeing Project (AWP) household survey data collected in the fall of 2016 through the winter of 2017, in addition to secondary data sources from the U.S. Census Bureau and other state and national databases. The intent of these analyses is to inform policy making at the local level in the Athens-Clarke County Community. Four policy papers were produced from the graduate seminar, covering the following topics: access to mental health services, housing quality and asthma prevalence, the underutilization of food assistance for women and children, and creation of an index to measure wellbeing. Each is presented below.
Two additional series of policy papers were presented to community forums in April and November 2018.