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1st of September 2021

47th Annual Meeting and Conference

Using Our Collective Strength to Improve Maternal and Infant Health is the 47th Annual Meeting and Conference for Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia (HMHBGA). For the past 46 years, HMHBGA has hosted the largest professional conference for maternal and infant health professionals. This year, we will be focusing on using our collective strength to […]


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Daphne Yuan, daphne.yuan@hmhbga.org

13th of April 2021

Thank Our 2021 Legislative Champions!

2021 Legislative Wins The 2021 legislative session ended with a number of wins for moms, babies, and families across the state of Georgia. Below is a summary of the victories we saw this year. –HB 146 -Provides three weeks of paid parental leave for teachers and eligible state employees following the birth, adoption or foster placement of […]


6th of April 2021

2021 Legislative Session Wrap-Up

The 2021 Legislative Session Comes to A Close On Wednesday, March 31 the Georgia General Assembly ended the 2021 legislative session. The legislature is expected to reconvene in November 2021 to redistrict based on 2020 Census data. Below is a summary of what happened this year.  Paid Parental Leave Bill Headed to Governor’s Desk HB […]


31st of March 2021

Keeping Current @ the Capitol – Sine Die Edition

Today is Sine Die! Today, March 31, is Sine Die, the final day of the 2021 Georgia legislative session. Bills have until the end of today to pass both chambers (House & Senate) before heading to Governor Kemp’s desk. If a bill does not proceed before the close of Sine Die, it is still eligible […]


16th of March 2021

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

Congress Passes COVID-19 Relief Package On March 11, 2021 President Joe Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (HR 1319). This $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill includes provisions that will help in improving maternal and infant health across the country. They include:  An option for states to extend Medicaid coverage to 12 months postpartum  $50 […]


15th of February 2021

Press Advisory: Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Welcomes New Executive Director

ATLANTA, Georgia, U.S. — February 8, 2021 — Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia (HMHBGA) announced the appointment of Kyesha (Ky) Lindberg as the organization’s new Executive Director. Lindberg succeeds Elise Blasingame, who served as Executive Director from 2016 to 2020, and Interim Executive Director Colleen Bozard.  Lindberg brings more than 15 years of […]


8th of February 2021

Press Advisory: Healthy Mother, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia Welcomes New Executive Director

ATLANTA, Georgia, U.S. — February 8, 2021 — Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia (HMHBGA) announced the appointment of Kyesha (Ky) Lindberg as the organization’s new Executive Director. Lindberg succeeds Elise Blasingame, who served as Executive Director from 2016 to 2020, and Interim Executive Director Colleen Bozard.  Lindberg brings more than 15 years of […]


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 […]


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