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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. 

Responding to the Newtown Tragedy

December 17, 2012

Georgians grieve with and pray for the families and friends of those affected by Friday's senseless tragedy. Schools across the state have taken various approaches to assess and step up their safety and security.

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.

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