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18th of February 2020

Keeping Current at the Capitol – Week of February 17, 2020

Legislative Budget Update  The Georgia General Assembly took time off to continue working through the budget from February 10-14. Read more on the process here. Overviews of state agency budgets conducted by the Georgia Budget & Policy Institute can be found for Department of Community Health and the Department of Public Health.  2020 HMHBGA Legislative & Policy Agenda The link […]


11th of February 2020

Keeping Current at the Capitol – Week of February 10, 2020

Legislative Budget Update This week (February 10-14) the Georgia General Assembly will be taking time off to continue working through the budget. It is expected that committees that are not related to the budget will not be meeting again until the week of February 17. Read more on the process here. Overviews of state agency budgets conducted […]


4th of February 2020

Keeping Current at the Capitol – Week of February 3, 2020

Maternal & Infant Policy Breakfast On January 29, HMHBGA hosted its 2020 Maternal and Infant Health Policy Breakfast, in collaboration with the March of Dimes. Attendees had a chance to hear from State policymakers about what they plan to tackle in the year ahead, and Georgia’s legislative leaders discussed what maternal and infant healthcare issues […]


22nd of January 2020

Maternal & Infant Health Policy Breakfast & Legislative Awardees Announced

Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia (HMHBGA) is excited to announce our 2020 Maternal and Infant Health Policy Breakfast will be held in collaboration with Georgia March of Dimes on January 29, 2020 from 7:30AM – 11:00AM at the Central Presbyterian Church (201 Washington Street SW in Atlanta, Georgia), across from the State Capitol. […]

HMHBGA Staff

21st of January 2020

Keeping Current at the Capitol – Week of January 21, 2020

Setting the Tone: Remarks from the Governor and Speaker of the House At Eggs and Issues, House Speaker David Ralston shared two key pieces of information during his speech.  One is that preventing maternal mortality will remain a priority of the House as they review the budget and legislation this session. The Speaker also shared […]


9th of January 2020

Georgia House Study Committee Releases Report on Infant & Toddler Social and Emotional Health

ATLANTA – The Georgia House Study Committee on Infant and Toddler Social and Emotional Health this week released their final report, which includes multiple recommendations to promote the wellbeing of Georgia’s infants and toddlers. Proposals from the committee include creating a position to be housed at the Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) focused […]

Payson Schwin, Communications Director, GEEARS

18th of December 2019

Keeping Current @ the Capitol: Maternal Mortality Study Committee, Meeting Five

The fifth convening of the House Maternal Mortality Study Committee (MMSC) was held December 3 from 1:30PM-3:00PM. The MMSC is chaired by Chairwoman Sharon Cooper (Marietta) and Chairman Mark Newton (Augusta). Legislative members of the MMSC include Representatives Chuck Efstration (Dacula), Deborah Silcox (Sandy Springs), Darlene Taylor (Thomasville), Carolyn Hugley (Columbus), and Valencia Stovall (Forest […]


10th of December 2019

D.C. Briefing on Maternal Mortality in Georgia

On December 3, 2019 in Washington, D.C., Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia, the Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP), and the Georgia OBGyn Society (GOGS) convened a Briefing on Maternal Mortality in Georgia. The purpose was to share the current data related to maternal mortality, how this crisis is being addressed at the State level, […]

HMHBGA Staff

6th of December 2019

The Case for Workplace Accommodations in 2020

On November 19, Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia (HMHBGA) had the pleasure of attending the Southern Pregnant Workers Fairness Convening hosted by A Better Balance. During this convening, we were able to meet with organizations working on campaigns around state pregnancy workers fairness policies and states that effectively passed legislation. As a result, […]


5th of December 2019

Official Release: 2019 State of the State: Maternal and Infant Health in Georgia Report

Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia (HMHBGA) is excited to announce the release of the 2019 State of the State: Maternal and Infant Health in Georgia Report. The report is the third of its kind and is meant to share current knowledge and projected trends of maternal and infant health outcomes in Georgia, as […]

Amber Mack, Research & Policy Analyst