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5th of December 2019

Official Release: 2019 State of the State: Maternal and Infant Health in Georgia Report

Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia (HMHBGA) is excited to announce the release of the 2019 State of the State: Maternal and Infant Health in Georgia Report. The report is the third of its kind and is meant to share current knowledge and projected trends of maternal and infant health outcomes in Georgia, as […]


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Amber Mack, Research & Policy Analyst

23rd of October 2019

PRESS ADVISORY: Elizabeth O’Brien, LPC, Announced as Carolyn Wetzel Continuum Award Winner for 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: PRESS ADVISORY CONTACT: Elise Blasingame, Executive Director, Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia: elise.blasingame@hmhbga.org or 404-205-6680 October 23, 2019 – On Monday, October 28, 2019, Elizabeth O’Brien, LPC will be honored with the Carolyn Wetzel Continuum Award at the Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia (HMHBGA) Annual Meeting and Conference […]


18th of October 2019

Keeping Current @ the Capitol: Maternal Mortality Study Committee, Meeting Two

The second convening of the House Maternal Mortality Study Committee (MMSC) was held October 17 at 1:00PM. The MMSC is chaired by Chairwoman Sharon Cooper (Marietta) and Chairman Mark Newton (Augusta). Legislative members of the MMSC include Representatives Chuck Efstration (Dacula), Deborah Silcox (Sandy Springs), Darlene Taylor (Thomasville), Carolyn Hugley (Columbus), and Valencia Stovall (Forest […]


4th of October 2019

Great News for Georgia’s Planning for Healthy Babies Waiver Program!

We are excited to announce that on August 29, 2019 the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved the Planning for Healthy Babies waiver for a ten-year extension. The program, which was implemented on January 1, 2011, will now continue through December 31, 2029. What is P4HB? In 2011, Georgia launched the Planning for Healthy Babies […]

HMHBGA Staff

25th of September 2019

HMHBGA Raises $35,000 At 6th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: PRESS ADVISORY CONTACT: Elise Blasingame – elise.blasingame@hmhbga.org / 404-205-6680 September 26, 2019 – Kennesaw, GA – Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia (HMHBGA) hosted its 6th Annual Move the Mark: Charity Golf Tournament on Monday, September 23, 2019 at Pinetree Country Club, in partnership with Official Golf Car Sponsor: Yamaha Golf […]

HMHBGA Staff

13th of August 2019

Georgia Doula Program Sees Results to Address Infant, Maternal Mortality

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: PRESS ADVISORY CONTACT: Mica Whitfield – 678-302-1130 mica.whitfield@hmhbga.org August 13, 2019 – Atlanta, GA – Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia (HMHBGA), in partnership with United Way of Greater Atlanta, is very excited to announce that the first cohort of the Building Perinatal Support Professionals program graduated on June 30, 2019. […]

HMHBGA Staff

17th of July 2019

Baldwin County Program Seeks to Reduce Infant Deaths

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: PRESS ADVISORY CONTACT: Elise Blasingame, Executive Director Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia elise.blasingame@hmhbga.org 404-205-6680 July 30, 2019 – Milledgeville, GA – On June 27 and June 28, the teams from Grady EMS in Baldwin County and the Milledgeville City firefighters participated in an evidence-based training program to reduce sleep-related infant […]

HMHBGA Staff

13th of June 2019

HMHB Receives Major Support From Dobbs Foundation to Support New Online Resource for Mothers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: PRESS ADVISORY CONTACT: Mica Whitfield – 678-302-1130 mica.whitfield@hmhbga.org June 13, 2019 – Atlanta, GA – Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia (HMHB) is thrilled to announce it has received a $75,000 grant from the R. Howard Dobbs, Jr. Foundation. “Our board was pleased to invest in Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies’ strategy […]

HMHBGA Staff

6th of June 2019

HMHB’s Open House Event

On May 30, HMHB hosted its first Open House event. It was a packed house, and we loved being able to meet all of you! Our Executive Director, Elise Blasingame, and Director of Programs, Mica Whitfield, gave presentations on our upcoming rural satellites, online prenatal education program, childbirth educator training programs, and plans for 2019-2020. […]

HMHBGA Staff

25th of May 2019

HMHB Receives Funding from Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority for Postpartum Care Project

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: PRESS ADVISORY CONTACT: Mica Whitfield – 678-302-1130 mica.whitfield@hmhbga.org May 22, 2019 – Atlanta, GA – Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia (HMHB), in partnership with Bellies to Babies (B2B), is pleased to announce it has received a $40,000 grant from the Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority. “The Fulton DeKalb Hospital Authority is proud […]

HMHBGA Staff