HMHBGA

Advocacy

HMHB is a dedicated non-partisan network of grassroots advocates, healthcare professionals and concerned citizens. We would love to add your voice to our chorus for Georiga’s healthcare needs.

Become a Member

Legislators and advocates throw papers into the air on Sine Die, the last day of the legislative session in Georgia.

During the legislative session, we’ll send you an e-newsletter, Keeping Current @ the Capitol. This legislative update advises you of critical health legislation or departmental policy changes that are under consideration. We continue to make a difference in Georgia’s General Assembly.

Find Your Legislator

Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia does not support or oppose any candidate for federal, state or local elected office.
 

Learn About HB 649 – The Georgia Lactation Consultant Practice Act

HMHB Public Affairs Chair, Merrilee Gober, leads advocates in outreach to members of the Georgia General Assembly.

By signing HB 649, the Georgia Lactation Consultant Practice Act, into law, Governor Nathan Deal has improved access to clinical lactation care for Georgia’s mothers and babies. Georgia can significantly increase the initiation and duration of breastfeeding rates that have continued to lag behind the national average. We appreciate his leadership and vision in establishing Georgia as the second state in the country to license lactation consultants. Read more about HMHB’s five year journey to support the passage of this landmark legislation.