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17th of July 2019

Baldwin County Program Seeks to Reduce Infant Deaths

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: PRESS ADVISORY CONTACT: Elise Blasingame, Executive Director Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia elise.blasingame@hmhbga.org 404-205-6680 July 17, 2019 – Milledgeville, GA – On June 27 and June 28, the teams from Grady EMS in Baldwin County and the Milledgeville City firefighters participated in an evidence-based training program to reduce sleep-related infant […]


26th of June 2019

Marijuana & Breastfeeding: Is it safe?

Over half the country has legalized the medicinal and recreational use of marijuana. Georgia has yet to legalize the use of marijuana, yet many pregnant women use marijuana during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Marijuana is the most commonly used recreational drug used during pregnancy. Marijuana is classified as a scheduled 1 drug, which is in the […]

Georgia Perinatal Association

13th of June 2019

HMHB Receives Major Support From Dobbs Foundation to Support New Online Resource for Mothers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: PRESS ADVISORY CONTACT: Mica Whitfield – 678-302-1130 mica.whitfield@hmhbga.org June 13, 2019 – Atlanta, GA – Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia (HMHB) is thrilled to announce it has received a $75,000 grant from the R. Howard Dobbs, Jr. Foundation. “Our board was pleased to invest in Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies’ strategy […]


6th of June 2019

HMHB’s Open House Event

On May 30, HMHB hosted its first Open House event. It was a packed house, and we loved being able to meet all of you! Our Executive Director, Elise Blasingame, and Director of Programs, Mica Whitfield, gave presentations on our upcoming rural satellites, online prenatal education program, childbirth educator training programs, and plans for 2019-2020. […]


25th of May 2019

HMHB Receives Funding from Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority for Postpartum Care Project

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: PRESS ADVISORY CONTACT: Mica Whitfield – 678-302-1130 mica.whitfield@hmhbga.org May 22, 2019 – Atlanta, GA – Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia (HMHB), in partnership with Bellies to Babies (B2B), is pleased to announce it has received a $40,000 grant from the Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority. “The Fulton DeKalb Hospital Authority is proud […]


25th 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

24th of April 2019

HMHB Receives Grant from Amerigroup Foundation to Support Prenatal Education Initiatives

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: PRESS ADVISORY CONTACT: Mica Whitfield – 678-302-1130 mica.whitfield@hmhbga.org April 22, 2019 – Atlanta, GA – Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia (HMHB) is pleased to announce it has received a $26,042 grant from the Amerigroup Foundation. “The Amerigroup Foundation is committed to improving lives and communities across Georgia and helping to […]


23rd of April 2019

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: PRESS ADVISORY CONTACT: Mica Whitfield – 678-302-1130 mica.whitfield@hmhbga.org 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 […]