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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.

Sponsors Needed for Summer Food Service Program

February 15, 2013

Yesterday, President Obama highlighted Georgia's pre-Kindergarten program. DECAL administers the program and works to meet the needs of Georgia’s children and their families.

Governor Signs First Bills of 2013 Session

February 13, 2013

To prevent a nearly $700 million shortfall in program funding, Governor Nathan Deal this morning signed Senate Bill 24, the Hospital Medicaid Financing Program Act.

Preventing and Reporting Elder Abuse

January 29, 2013

Every day, older adults suffer from abuse, neglect and exploitation. All have devastating and life-threatening consequences yet go undetected, under-recognized and underreported.

Georgia's Plan for Disaster Preparedness

January 24, 2013

Last Monday, Governor Deal issued an Executive Order updating GEMA's authorization to implement the Georgia Emergency Operations Plan in a State of Emergency.

Introducing GaMap2Care

January 15, 2013

GaMap2Care is a new, comprehensive database of licensed health care facilities and services in Georgia.

Amber Alert Technology Helps Bring Children Home

January 10, 2013

Amber Alerts have proven to play an important and effective part in returning abducted children safely to their families.

Flu Season in Georgia

January 7, 2013

Georgia health officials and the CDC are reporting a growing flu season in the United States.

Understanding Mental Illness

December 27, 2012

Following the tragedies in Newtown, Conn. and Webster, N.Y., there has been an increase in discussion of mental health and illness.

Improving the Health of Georgia's Youngest Learners

December 19, 2012

Childhood obesity in Georgia is reaching an epidemic level. As many schools are scaling back their participation in the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act, Georgia is providing incentives to schools to serve better food to students. 

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