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29th of June 2020

2020 Legislative Session Wrap Up

Georgia General Assembly Sine Die After a suspended session, adjusting to the COVID-19 pandemic, and weathering budget cuts Georgia’s 2020 legislative session ended on June 26, 2020. Below is a summary of what happened.  Maternal Health Items Restored As reported in the the last Keeping Current @ the Capitol® issue, a number of maternal health items were in […]


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23rd of June 2020

Action Alert – Support Tobacco Tax Increase

Contact members (see below) of the Senate Rules Committee and ask them to support HB 882 to increase the tobacco tax to $1.35 per pack.  Contact These Legislators In response to the current pandemic, state agencies have been asked to cut their budgets by 11%, which affects a number of critical maternal health services. Additional revenue from this […]


18th of June 2020

Executive Transition Announcement

Dear Supporters, It is with both sadness and gratitude that I announce Elise Blasingame’s departure as Executive Director of Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia (HMHBGA). HMHBGA has a 46-year history of serving the community by improving maternal and infant health in Georgia through advocacy, education and access to vital resources. Since 2016, Elise […]

Johnecia Mason, HMHBGA Board President

17th of June 2020

Postpartum Medicaid Action Alert

Contact members of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee and ask them to vote YES on HB 1114 which extends Pregnancy Medicaid coverage from 2 months to 6 months following birth of a child for mothers to access critical postpartum care. They meet at 3:30PM today so please email them prior to 3:00PM! Contact These Legislators […]


11th of June 2020

Keeping Current @ the Capitol – Week of June 8, 2020

Georgia General Assembly Expected to Resume June 15 The Georgia General Assembly plans to return to session on June 15. The legislative session was suspended on March 13 (legislative day 29) due to concerns about the potential spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Virtual and in-person committee meetings began in May and will continue before the start of session. Learn more about the session reconvening here. Budget Cuts Impact […]


9th of June 2020

Black Lives Matter, Black Mamas Matter

Over the past week, our team has come together to discuss how the senseless killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery and the wave of protests against police violence sweeping through the country are impacting us on a personal level.  These types of abuses of power and the systemic marginalization of Black people […]


12th of May 2020

Keeping Current @ the Capitol – Week of May 11, 2020

Georgia General Assembly Expected to Resume June 11 The Georgia General Assembly plans to return to session on June 11. The legislative session was suspended on March 13 (legislative day 29) due to concerns about the potential spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Virtual and in-person committee meetings will be held throughout this month. On May 7, the […]

HMHBGA Staff

7th of May 2020

PRESS ADVISORY: Pickles & Ice Cream Georgia Launches Sunday!

May 7, 2020 – Atlanta, GA Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia (HMHBGA) is proud to announce the launch of Pickles & Ice Cream GeorgiaTM – HMHBGA’s Perinatal Education Program that includes virtual online education and a dynamic online platform aimed at educating and empowering women and their families in the perinatal period. Pickles […]


5th of May 2020

PRESS ADVISORY: Inspiring Mothers of Georgia Award Winners Announced!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: PRESS ADVISORY CONTACT: Mica Whitfield – mica.whitfield@hmhbga.org May 5, 2020 – Atlanta, GAHealthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia (HMHBGA) is proud to announce this year’s winners for the 2020 Inspiring Mothers of Georgia Awards. HMHBGA presents this award annually to six Inspiring Mothers from across the state who embody the characteristics […]

HMHBGA Staff

1st of May 2020

HMHBGA Launches May Giving Campaign!

May 1, 2020 | Atlanta, GA Dear HMHBGA Supporters, I am writing to ask for your support for Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia’s May Giving Campaign. Between May 1st-May 15th, HMHBGA will be raising funds to offset the financial losses to the organization and the Georgia communities served due to COVID-19. In the […]

Elise Blasingame, Executive Director & Latasia Brown, Public Relations Chair