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Affordable Care Act Information Available at

November 5, 2013

If you need health insurance and want to apply for coverage through the Affordable Care Act, go to, the main website for the federal program.

Open Enrollment for State Employees

October 22, 2013

Open Enrollment for state employees began Monday and will end Nov. 8, 2013.

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.

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.

Finding Healthy, Local Food

June 17, 2013

Linking farmers and consumers, Georgia Grown makes it simple for families to buy local foods.

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.

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.

Food Recalls: What You Need to Know

March 13, 2013

"FOOD RECALL" — two words with immediate consequences. Every day, food products are recalled for a variety of reasons.

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.

Flu Season in Georgia

January 7, 2013

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