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23rd of February 2021

Keeping Current @ the Capitol – Week of February 22, 2021

Parental Leave Bill Passes Full House House Bill 146, sponsored by Representative Houston Gaines (R – Athens), passed the full House last week with a vote of 155-2. This bill would provide three weeks of paid parental leave to state employees for the birth, adoption, or foster placement of a child. The bill will now move […]


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16th of February 2021

Keeping Current @ the Capitol – Week of February 15, 2021

Parental Leave Bill Passes Committee House Bill 146, sponsored by Representative Houston Gaines (R – Athens), passed the House Health & Human Services (HHS) Committee last week. This bill would provide three weeks of paid parental leave to state employees for the birth, adoption, or foster placement of a child. The bill is now expected to move […]


9th of February 2021

Keeping Current @ the Capitol – Week of February 8, 2021

Georgia Receives “F” Rating for Tobacco Policies The American Lung Association gave Georgia “F” ratings for tobacco taxes, prevention funding, access to cessation services, and flavored tobacco products in its “State of Tobacco Control 2021″ report. Georgia has one of the lowest tobacco tax rates in the nation, ranking 49th of 50 states. Currently, the Georgia tobacco […]


2nd of February 2021

Keep Current @ the Capitol – Week of February 1, 2021

House Passes Amended Budget On January 28, the Georgia House voted (149-20) to pass the amended budget (HB 80) for fiscal year (FY) 2021, which will now be reviewed by the Senate. The amended budget provides updates to the state’s budget through June 30, 2021 and in its current version would increase spending by $654 million. The […]


26th of January 2021

Keeping Current @ the Capitol – Week of January 25, 2021

Budget Week Updates Last week, the Senate and House Appropriations Committees met to review the state budget. State agencies presented FY 2021 amended and FY 2022 general budgets to the committee. Many agencies saw savings due to the  Families First Coronavirus Response Act and  Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Below are some […]


19th of January 2021

Keeping Current @ the Capitol – Week of January 18, 2021

First Week of Session This week the Georgia General Assembly convened for the 2021 legislative session. All legislators were sworn into the House and Senate and freshman legislators began their first week at the Capitol. The Senate assigned leaders and members for their committees which can be found here. Governor Brian Kemp delivered his State of the […]


12th of January 2021

Keeping Current @ the Capitol – 2021 Session

The 2021 Legislative Session is Here! The 2021 Georgia General Assembly commenced yesterday, January 11. 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 […]


7th of December 2020

2021 HMHBGA Legislative & Policy Agenda

Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia (HMHBGA) is excited to announce the release of our 2021 Legislative & Policy Agenda. HMHMBGA is dedicated to working with key stakeholders and policymakers to promote sound maternal and infant health policies. During the 2020 legislative session we collaborated with partners and stakeholders, in the midst of the […]


1st of October 2020

Carolyn Wetzel Continuum Award

Rose L. Horton, MSM, RN, NEA-BC will be honored with the Carolyn Wetzel Continuum Award at the Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia (HMHBGA) virtual Annual Meeting and Conference.  The Wetzel Continuum Award recognizes a volunteer or health professional who contributes to the health and well being of Georgia’s families by being a positive change agent in the […]


13th of August 2020

United Health Foundation Donates $750,000 to Support Maternal Health Needs of Georgia Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia to expand services and support for at-risk mothers.