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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

26th of March 2018

Keeping Current @ the Capitol: Week of March 26, 2018

Here’s the latest at the Capitol: NEW UPDATES SB 314 – Consumer Coverage and Protection for Out-of-Network Care Act (Chuck Hufsteler, R-Sandy Springs): This act will establish standards for carriers and health care providers with regard to payment under a managed care plan in the provision of emergency medical care. This bill will provide disclosures for […]

HMHB Staff

19th of March 2018

Keeping Current @ the Capitol: Week of March 19, 2018

Here’s the latest at the Capitol: ONGOING UPDATES HB 769 – Micro Hospitals, Rural Recommendations (Rick Jasperse, R-Jasper): A comprehensive bill to implement the recommendations of the rural hospital coalition committee. This includes the rural hospital tax credit, streamlining and creating efficiencies, establishing micro hospitals, establishing physicians incentives for rural practice, creating a powerful innovation […]


12th of March 2018

Keeping Current @ the Capitol: Week of March 12, 2018

Here’s the latest at the Capitol: NEW UPDATES HB 184 – Georgia Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (Park Cannon, D-Atlanta) This bill would have provided reasonable accommodations to job applicants and employees for circumstances related to pregnancy, childbirth, or related conditions. It also would have provided for a civil cause of action for unfair employment practices. […]

HMHB Staff

5th of March 2018

Keeping Current @ the Capitol: Week of March 5, 2018

Crossover Day was last Wednesday. Here’s what happened. Thanks to You, We Stopped Tobacco Products From Harming More Infants & Mothers in Georgia!   NEW UPDATES HB 877 – Modified Risk Tobacco (Chad Nimmer, R-Blackshear) A bill to cut the tobacco tax in half for so called “modified risk” tobacco products has passed the House […]


26th of February 2018

Keeping Current @ the Capitol: Week of February 26, 2018

ACTION ALERT:  HB 877 – Modified Risk Tobacco (Chad Nimmer, R-Blackshear) A bill to cut the tobacco tax in half for so called “modified risk” tobacco products has passed the House Ways and Means committee and is now in the Rules committee awaiting a vote on the House Floor. Health advocates agree that this is […]


20th of February 2018

HMHB Honors 3 Legislators with Wilen Award

HMHB Honors 3 Legislators with Charlotte Wilen Advocate of the Year Award Tuesday, February 20, 2018, Atlanta GA: Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia is proud to announce the winners of the Charlotte Wilen Advocate of the Year Award. We will be honoring three incredible lawmakers who made positive impact in the 2017 legislative […]