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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 […]


12th of February 2018

Keeping Current @ The Capitol: Week of February 12, 2018

HB 382 – Place the Georgia Commission on Women Under Department of Public Health (Jimmy Pruett, R-Eastman) This bill would place the Georgia Commission on Women (GCW) under the purview of the Department of Public Health. The Georgia General Assembly along with Gov. Zell Miller created the GCW in 1992. The mission of the Commission […]

Advocacy Committee

7th of February 2018

HMHB Publishes 2018-2021 Strategic Plan to Address Infant Mortality

February 7, 2018 – Atlanta, GA Yesterday, Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia released the 2018-2021 Strategic Plan to Address Infant Mortality in the Atlanta Perinatal Region (APR). In 2016, the Georgia Department of Public Health announced their project, Building Capacity to Address Infant Mortality in Georgia: A Collaborative Mini-Grant Program. Healthy Mothers, Healthy […]


6th of February 2018

Keeping Current @ The Capitol: Week of February 6, 2018

Keeping Current @ the Capitol: The Advocacy Bulletin for Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia Legislative Calendar 2018 The schedule for the remainder of the legislative session has been set. Crossover day – the day that legislation must move from one chamber to the other in order to be considered in 2018 – will […]

Advocacy Committee

29th of January 2018

Keeping Current @ the Capitol Week of January 29, 2018

Keeping Current @ the Capitol: The Advocacy Bulletin for Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia And We’re Back! After a very short week due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and three consecutive days of State closure, the Georgia General Assembly went back in session on Monday, January 22. Budget hearings for State […]


4th of January 2018

Building Perinatal Support Professionals Project

Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia is excited to announce the Building Perinatal Support Professionals Project (BPSP). This project seeks to increase the number of qualified perinatal support professionals serving communities most at risk for poor birth outcomes in Georgia. Through funding by United Way of Greater Atlanta, the BPSP Project will provide scholarship […]

HMHB

14th of December 2017

ACTION ALERT: Save PeachCare for Kids!

For the past 20 years, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) has been popular on both sides of the aisle for its funding of health insurance for children from low- and middle-income families. But this year, Congress let funding for CHIP lapse as it concentrated on passing the tax reform bill. CHIP covers almost 9 […]

HMHB

13th of October 2017

Dental Care During Pregnancy

During pregnancy women are at a higher risk of developing periodontal disease. Periodontal disease affects the gums and it can be associated with low birth weight and/or preterm birth. The National Institute for Health Care Management reports that, “pre-term birth rate was 42% higher for babies birthed by women who did not receive dental care […]

Shannon Tedder

18th of July 2017

Achieving Maternal Health Equity in the Debate for Health Reform

Major parts of healthcare legislation have been under debate by the U.S. Senate to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and restructure Medicaid. The plan to repeal the ACA raises concerns as it will most likely affect low-income and middle-income Americans. Among those that will take a major hit by these changes are women who […]

Diana Garcia

16th of May 2017

Resources for Future International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs)

An International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) is a healthcare professional that works to support mothers and their babies have the most successful breastfeeding experience possible An IBCLC is the “only internationally certified healthcare professional in the clinical management of breastfeeding and human lactation.1” Additionally, the utilization of an IBCLC has been shown to significantly […]

Emma Waugh