Northwest Georgia Healthy Babies

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Bringing a healthy baby into the world is a blessing, and in most cases, it’s no accident. That’s because mothers-to-be today have access to excellent pre-natal care, care our grandmothers probably only dreamed of. But for a certain sector of our population, particularly the under- and uninsured, access to affordable prenatal care is frequently non-existent. That can be a problem, …

Planning for The Uninsured

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Beginning in 2002 and ending in 2007, the Health Resources and Services Administration awarded the Georgia Governor’s Office three HRSA State Planning Grants for the uninsured. The Georgia Health Policy Center at Georgia State University administered the grants on behalf of the Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget. In 2004, Georgia was awarded a Pilot Planning Grant by HRSA to …

Erwin Mitchell Health Fair

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Having participated in the health fair for several years, the Healthcare Partnership was excited to assume the leadership role of the community health fair last year. Besides the new leadership, there were many “firsts” to celebrate! -a new name – the Erwin Mitchell Community Health Fair -a new venue – Dalton’s Mack Gaston Community Center -an additional focus – achieving …

Child Health Advocate

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In today’s recession, many of our families have to choose between food, clothing and medical care for their children. The arrival at the emergency department with a problem that could have been treated more timely is not the best solution for our children’s needs. Based on concerns brought to the board from local pediatrician, Dr. Marty Michaels, the Northwest Georgia …