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Our mission is to highlight how science can impact people's lives and advocates for the responsible use of science in public policy. We do this by engaging with policymakers and working to ensure that at each step of the legislative process the most relevant and up-to-date science and data are considered.

In 2021 we decided to go back to basics - water, food, and education and workforce. Focusing on these interconnected basics allows us to not only improve lives, but also to improve the economy and the environment. We identified "science levers," pivot points that can make a difference in breaking out of vicious cycles surrounding subjects such as food insecurity and low-literacy and turning them into virtuous cycles where a rising tide lifts all boats.

Just as we did not end up in vicious cycles overnight, we cannot expect to rebuild Rome in one day.  Patience and persistence in the form of relentless incrementalism is how sound research is done, and how real progress is made. Below find issues where there are evidence-based science levers that can create positive change.

Environmental Health

From food to water to land - supply, access, and utilization impacts our health, our lives, the economy, and the environment. This interconnectedness is studied via a broad scientific area referred to as environmental health. Below we highlight important science applications to drive virtuous cycles.

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Healthy Food Cycles

Understanding what we have, how communities work together, and strengthening public-private partnerships.

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Healthy Water Systems

Protecting our water resources from external harm and utilizing them in a sustainable manner.

Person works on planting a row of a garden | Jed Owen, Unsplash

Healthy Land Utilization

Understanding soil is a part of the biome can aid us in understand how we can utilize land for all our needs.

Public Health

Evidence-based practices that support a healthy Georgians.

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Workforce

Evidence-based practices that support a prepared workforce.

Throughout the year, and especially during the legislative session, there will be opportunities to reach out to policy makers and government officials to provide information and commentary on specific issues (especially those highlighted above).

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