This project assesses how publicly funded family planning care is delivered and accessed in Georgia by examining features of several family planning organizations throughout the state. The team is exploring how changes in Georgia’s publicly funded family planning services have affected reproductive health outcomes and access to care for low-income people in the state over the past decade. Additionally, the team is examining Georgians’ perceptions of and experiences in providing and accessing family planning services.


  • Qualitative interviews with key stakeholders, including administrators, providers, and patients
  • Quantitative analysis of state- and county-level reproductive health outcomes and family planning service access


Sarah Blake

Emory Rollins School of Public Health

Kelli Stidham Hall

Columbia Mailman School of Public Health
RISE Founding Director and Principal Investigator

Melissa Kottke

Emory School of Medicine
Founding Director, Research Core

Michael Kramer

Emory Rollins School of Public Health

Roger Rochat

Emory Rollins School of Public Health

Jessica McDermott Sales

Emory Rollins School of Public Health
Founding Director, Education Core

Kari White

University of Texas School of Social Work

Katie Labgold

Doctoral Fellow

Anna Newton-Levinson

Postdoctoral Fellow

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