Here at the Partner Up! for Public Health campaign, we’re always looking for ways to illustrate the high cost of poor health. Recently we began to study the mountains of public health and economic data we’ve collected to see if we could develop a reasonable methodology for putting a price tag on premature death in Georgia.
This is not a new idea, but most of the studies and reports we’ve found rely on complex formulas that most of us can’t understand and produce results that people have trouble relating to. Truth is, those are easy traps to fall into; it’s difficult to deal with data without dealing with data. One formula we found looked like this: Read more