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Georgia SHAPE Month Celebrates Healthy, Active Living

September 5, 2013

It's finally September, which means it is Georgia SHAPE Month again! Events held throughout the month will celebrate being active and educating young people about wellness.

Dementia Task Force Wants Your Input

August 9, 2013

In a recent study, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that nearly 14.3 percent of older Georgians report increasing incidence of confusion or memory loss. A new state task force seeks your input to plan care for those who will later suffer dementia.

Immunization Awareness Month

July 31, 2013

July marked Immunization Awareness Month in Georgia. First Lady Sandra Deal and GOCF Executive Director Katie Jo Ballard spent the month touring hospitals and educating new parents about the importance of immunization in their children.

Applying for Food Assistance with WIC

June 24, 2013

Among the public safeguards against hunger, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children helps low-income families with infants and toddlers eat well and stay healthy.

Getting Weatherization Assistance

May 30, 2013

By renovating older homes and multi-family buildings, the Weatherization Assistance Program helps low-income families conserve energy and save money.

Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency Launches New Website

May 13, 2013

Focused on helping workers with disabilities find jobs and grow more independent, the Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency last week launched its new website.

April is Child Abuse and Neglect Awareness Month

April 24, 2013

Georgia's Department of Human Services' Division of Family and Children Services receives a report of child abuse every 15 minutes. Understanding the prevalence of child abuse and its prevention are important steps to decreasing child abuse in our communities and across the state.

Lawyers Fight Hunger with the Legal Food Frenzy

April 17, 2013

Did you know that nearly 60% of Georgia’s public school students are eligible for either a free or reduced lunch at school each day? So where do these children go for a complete and balanced meal during the summer months when they are at home?

State Health Benefit Plan's 2013 Wellness Plan

April 8, 2013

The State Health Benefit Plan’s Wellness Plan is one of the largest in the nation.

Senate Adopts Alzheimer’s Response Plan

February 18, 2013

Alzheimer’s prevention and awareness is a critical issue facing Georgia’s rapidly-expanding aging population.

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