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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.

Finding a Doctor

March 27, 2012

Finding a doctor you like and trust can be a difficult task.

Applying for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

March 27, 2012

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, also known as welfare, offers monthly cash assistance to struggling families with children.

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