Foundation News

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 […]


20th of April 2018

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: PRESS ADVISORY CONTACT: Elise Blasingame- 404-205-6680 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 […]