Foundation News

24th of April 2019

Help Babies Thrive During National Infant Immunization Week

Did you know that April 27-May 4 is the 25th anniversary of National Infant Immunization Week? During this week, hundreds of communities across the United States are joining to celebrate the critical role vaccination plays in protecting our children, communities, and public health. Since 1994, NIIW has focused attention on the benefits of maintaining high […]

Candice Robinson, MD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases

23rd of April 2019

PRESS ADVISORY: Inspiring Mothers of Georgia (4/28)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: PRESS ADVISORY CONTACT: Mica Whitfield – 678-302-1130 April 23, 2018 – Atlanta, GA – Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia (HMHB) is proud to announce the winners of the 2019 Inspiring Mothers of Georgia Awards. After receiving nominations from across the State from many communities, six honorees were selected for […]

12th of April 2019

HMHB Call for Nominations to the Board of Directors

Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia seeks nominations to the Board of Directors!   About Us: Since 1974, Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia (HMHB) has been the strongest statewide voice for improved access to healthcare and health outcomes for Georgia’s women and babies.  Our mission is to improve maternal and infant health outcomes in Georgia through advocacy, education and access to […]

HMHB Board

3rd of April 2019

2019 Legislative Session Wrap Up

Sine Die was April 2, 2019 – Here’s What Happened: After months of committee meetings, heated debates, and quiet resolutions, the 2019 Georgia legislative session came to a close this week. Please note that, while uncommon, all passed bills are subject to veto by the Governor. The Governor has 40 days to sign or veto […]

27th of March 2019

Keeping Current @ The Capitol: Week of March 25th

Week of March 25, 2019: With the last day of the General Assembly on April 2, 2019, this is the last full week of the legislative session. Policymakers will be working hard to get their bills through Committees in the opposite chamber and to the chamber floor before next Tuesday. Some bills that have amendments […]

20th of March 2019

Keeping Current @ The Capitol: Week of March 18th

Week of March 18, 2019: Charles Johnson Receives Senate Proclamation Today, HMHB Program Advisory Committee member, 2017 Wetzel Award Winner and maternal mortality advocate received a proclamation in his honor delivered by Senators Burt Jones (R-25th) and Freddie Powell Sims (D-12th). “I am here as a guest, but I am also here to respectfully demand […]

14th of March 2019

Keeping Current @ The Capitol: Week of March 11th

Week of March 11, 2019: What Happened on Crossover Day? Last Thursday, March 7, was Crossover Day – the last day of the session where a bill must pass from one chamber to the next if it is to be considered during the current legislative session. Below is a breakdown of what moved forward and […]

4th of March 2019

Keeping Current @ The Capitol: Week of March 4th

Week of March 4, 2019: Thursday is Crossover Day! Thursday, March 7, 2019, is Crossover Day! This is the last day that a bill originating in one chamber must pass so that it can go over to the other chamber for consideration. For example, a House bill must go through committee and be passed by […]

26th of February 2019

Keeping Current @ The Capitol: Week of February 25th

Week of February 25, 2019: Certificate of Need Reform Moves After Hearing Yesterday HB 198 (Matt Hatchett, R-Dublin) was approved by a 10-4 vote in the special House committee on health care access yesterday. This was after contentious testimony from a number of healthcare groups last week on how dramatic changes to the Certificate of […]

19th of February 2019

Keeping Current @ the Capitol: Week of February 18th

Week of February 18, 2019: Medicaid Bill Gets Hearing Today The ‘Patients First Act’ – SB 106 will receive a hearing today in the Senate Health and Human Services Committee at 1:00PM. This bill was introduced last week by Republican leadership and would approve an 1115 demonstration waiver to increase Medicaid coverage to those who are at or below […]