Congress is currently negotiating the next COVID-19 relief package, and lawmakers somehow continue to disagree about the need for nutrition assistance. It is hard to understand how Congress could let so many families go hungry, and even more unfathomable when we remember that we have been asking this same question for months.
It’s not as if Congress doesn’t have a powerful, proven tool to address this hunger crisis. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the nation’s largest nutrition assistance program, providing nine times the number of meals served by food banks and pantries.
GHC3 is now the Office of Health Equity and Crisis Coordination, a division of the Center for Global Health Innovation (CGHI). The Center for Global Health Innovation is an Atlanta-based 501(c)3 organization launched in 2019 to bring together diverse Global Health, Health Technology and Life Sciences entities to collaborate, innovate and activate solutions to enhance human health outcomes around the world. At its core, CGHI will orchestrate programs that promote cross discipline cooperation to strengthen capabilities, accelerate problem solving and respond to global health crises. The Center will continue to support its subsidiary organizations, Georgia Bio and Georgia Global Health Alliance and is standing up a permanent Global Health Crisis Coordination Center to bringing to bear the best private sector and public sector capabilities and experience in times of need.