Georgia Department of Community Health

Atlanta, GA

The Georgia Department of Community Healthexternal icon (DCH) was created in 1999 to serve as the lead agency for health care planning and purchasing issues in Georgia. The General Assembly created DCH by consolidating four agencies involved in purchasing, planning and regulating health care. The department is designated as the single state agency for Medicaid. In 2009, Healthcare Facility Regulation was created at DCH from sections transferred from the former Department of Human Resources Office of Regulatory Services. At that same time, the Divisions of Public Health and Emergency Preparedness and Response transitioned to the department. The DCH is governed by a nine-person board appointed by the governor currently Nathan Deal.

Executive Summary

Atlanta MSA Enhanced Comprehensive HIV Prevention Plan (ECHPP)pdf icon [PDF – 39KB]


Below you will find a link to this jurisdiction’s Approved Phase 1 ECHPP plan. These plans are living documents that will be updated by the jurisdiction as new data or information become available. Templates for these workbooks which were developed for this project can be found on the ECHPP Tools Page.

ECHPP Combined Plan: Situational Analysis and Goals, Strategies & Objectives with National Strategic Goals Toolpdf icon [PDF – 1.54MB]


The Georgia Department of Community Health provides many programs that benefit the citizens in our state.