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14th of January 2019

The Georgia General Assembly Begins Today

Today is the first day of the 2019 Georgia General Assembly! As always, we will be monitoring legislation that has the potential to impact maternal and infant health outcomes for Georgia families and providers. Every week, we will send out our signature newsletter, Keeping Current @ The Capitol, with updates on legislation, appropriations and other […]


12th of December 2018

Congress Passes Bipartisan Bill to Prevent Maternal Deaths

December 12, 2018 – Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, after two very strong years of advocacy and bipartisan support, the Preventing Maternal Deaths Act (H.R.1318) passed the House of Representatives. The Act was introduced by Rep. Herrera Beutler, Jaime [R-WA-3] in March of 2017. H.R.1318 would establish and support state Maternal Mortality Review Committees to review […]

HMHB Team

5th of September 2018

5 Things We Learned at the OBGyn Society Conference

In August, Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia attended the Georgia OB/GYN Society Annual Meeting & Conference. This year the event took place at The Cloister in Sea Island, Georgia. HMHB was able connect with physicians from across the State and inform them of the work that we do to improve maternal and infant […]

HMHB Staff

20th of August 2018

An Unexpected Policy to Help Mothers and Children Thrive

Georgia ranks poorly when it comes to the well-being of mothers and children. Georgia ranks the fifth-highest in infant mortality rate and sixth-lowest in meeting the need for publicly-funded women’s health services, according to America’s Health Rankings. Many strategies are needed to improve maternal and child health in Georgia, though one of the most promising […]

Laura Harker, Policy Analyst

11th of July 2018

Oh Baby, We Have Work to Do!

Prioritizing Infant and Mortality Priorities through Community Health Needs Assessments in Georgia Many Georgians, especially those who live in rural communities, depend on the support of community partners and local hospitals to assist in maintaining their health. In the State of Georgia, 93.6% of residents from 136 counties are seen and treated at a 501(c)(3) […]

Jamila Shields, MPH

24th of May 2018

5 Things We Learned at the ACNM Midwifery Conference in Savannah!

This week Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia attended The American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) 63rd Annual Meeting & Exhibition in Savannah, Georgia. This year the conference sought to embrace the previously unacknowledged wealth of caring that the grand midwives provided. The goal was to showcase the scientific information leading to evidence-based care and […]

HMHB Staff

6th of May 2018

2018 Mother’s Day Gift Guide!

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 13th – just one week away! The HMHB team has put together a list of great gifts – many of which give back to Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia. What better way to say ‘I love you’ to the moms in your life than a gift that also […]

HMHB Team

20th of April 2018

PRESS ADVISORY: Inspiring Mothers of Georgia (4/29)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: PRESS ADVISORY CONTACT: Elise Blasingame- 404-205-6680 elise.blasingame@hmhbga.org April 20, 2018- Atlanta, GA- Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia (HMHB) is proud to announce the winners of the 2018 Inspiring Mothers of Georgia Awards. After receiving nominations from across the State from many communities, six honorees were selected for their embodiment of […]


10th of April 2018

2018 Legislative Session Wrap Up

Sine Die was March 29, 2018 – Here’s What Happened: Please note that, while uncommon, all passed bills are subject to veto by the Governor. The Governor has 40 days to sign or veto legislation after the session ends. If he fails to sign or veto, the bill then becomes law on the effective date […]

HMHB Staff

29th of March 2018

Decreasing Postpartum Stress and Depression for Mothers

Before giving birth, a lot of mothers are not fully aware of “baby blues” or postpartum depression (PPD), although it is incredibly common for women of all backgrounds to experience. About 80% of new moms will experience the baby blues; while 1 in 8 develop postpartum depression. Many moms find the actual birth of their […]

Shannon Tedder, HMHB Intern