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November Is National Adoption Month

October 25, 2012

November is National Adoption Month – a time to raise awareness about the need for adoptive families for the children in Georgia’s care. There are an estimated 7,600 foster care children in Georgia that are in need of loving homes and families.

Preparing for Flu Season

October 18, 2012

During an average flu season, the Department of Public Health reports, 36,000 Americans die and more than 200,000 suffer complications that lead to hospital visits. With flu season starting this month, the department offers you tips to keep your family healthy.

Preventing & Responding to Sexual Violence

September 27, 2012

A partnership between the Governor’s Office for Children and Families, the Georgia Department of Public Health and the Georgia Network to End Sexual Assault, the 2012 Georgia Symposium on Sexual Violence aims to educate Georgians about the best methods of prevention for and response to a widely unreported crime.

Georgia State War Veterans Homes to Charge Daily Fees

September 27, 2012

Starting in January 2013, Georgia State War Veterans Homes will charge veterans a reasonable, daily fee of $22.42 to cover medical and nursing care expenses. The local veterans’ service offices in Augusta and Milledgeville will help veterans apply for federal benefits to defray these costs.

Recognizing Concussions

August 23, 2012

Concussions are among the most common sport- and recreation-related injuries reported in children and adolescents, and aggregate concussion cases number some 3.9 million per year throughout the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates.

Applying for Child Care Assistance

August 13, 2012

To ensure that children around the state are well taken care of, the Childcare and Parent Services (CAPS) program offers low-income families subsidies to pay for quality child care. CAPS covers costs for children 12 and younger; it also assists parents with special needs children up to age 17.

Joining AmeriCorps

July 25, 2012

Much like its international variant, the Peace Corps, AmeriCorps recruits volunteers from across the country to help support education, clean up parks and streams, keep neighborhoods safe, and increase awareness of public health issues.

Confronting Childhood Obesity

June 12, 2012

To confront increasing incidence of childhood obesity, Governor Nathan Deal and the Georgia Department of Public Health have introduced Georgia SHAPE, an initiative that promotes childhood wellness.

Order Vital Records Online

May 28, 2012

The Georgia Technology Authority and Georgia Department of Public Health have created a new online service that lets you order Georgia birth and death certificates online.

Medical School Scholarship Applications Due

May 11, 2012

Every year Georgia seeks dedicated physicians to serve in rural communities, where access to healthcare is often limited.

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