Foundation News

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 […]

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HMHB Board

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 […]

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

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

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 […]

19th of January 2018

2nd Annual Mother’s Day Luncheon & Inspiring Mothers of Georgia Awards

Each year HMHB honors Georgia’s Inspiring Mothers from across six Perinatal Regions, who go above and beyond as parents and citizens to ensure the well-being of children and mothers in their communities.  This group of women, selected from a rigorous nomination process, consist of mothers who work tirelessly to meet the needs of mothers and […]