Number of Uninsured Kids Tops 200,000

Number of Uninsured Kids Tops 200,000

Published: Nov 29, 2018   |   Category: Press Releases   |   Tags: , , ,

Number of Uninsured Kids in Georgia Tops 200,000 Georgia sees one of the nation’s greatest increases in the kids’ uninsured rate    Atlanta, Ga. – Nearly 200,000 children in Georgia under age 19, or 7.5 percent of children, were uninsured in 2017, according to a new report from Georgetown University Center for Children and Families. […]

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Harvest of the Month: Sweet Potatoes

Harvest of the Month: Sweet Potatoes

Published: Nov 6, 2018   |   Category: Blog   |   Tags: , , , ,

Can you smell it? The turkey cooking in the oven. The sweet potato casserole cooling down on the counter? Thanksgiving is almost here, and it is a great opportunity to introduce kids to new foods that they might not have tried before. Appropriately, this month’s Harvest of the Month is sweet potatoes. These sweet, starchy […]

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Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black Visits Little Ones Learning Center

Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black Visits Little Ones Learning Center

Published: Oct 26, 2018   |   Category: Blog   |   Tags: , , ,

Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black stopped by Little Ones Learning Center during October to celebrate Georgia Pre-K Week. While there, Commissioner Black took a moment to read Click Clack Moo to one classroom and Our Community Garden to another. He also got a first-hand look at the learning center’s on-site garden and took part in a taste test with […]

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Who Won the Baby Golden Radish?

Who Won the Baby Golden Radish?

Published: Oct 22, 2018   |   Category: Blog   |   Tags: , , , ,

October is Farm to School Month, and this year 84 Georgia school districts are being recognized and awarded the Golden Radish Award for using best practices in farm to school programs, such as local food procurement, exposing students to new foods through taste tests and incorporating cooking and gardening activities in curriculum. While there is […]

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Voices’ Board Testifies in Front of Senate Committee

Published: Oct 19, 2018   |   Category: Blog

This morning, Voices’ board member Phil Jacobs (Founding Partner, Pendleton Consulting Group) testified in front of the Senate Study Committee on Dyslexia. The committee, created by SR 761, will work throughout the year to study community-based solutions to better identify and meet the needs of Georgia’s dyslexic students. Dyslexia affects 1 in 5 Georgians. More students […]

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Barriers Georgia Kids Face In Healthcare Programs

Barriers Georgia Kids Face In Healthcare Programs

Published: Oct 9, 2018   |   Category: Media

Georgia has the seventh highest rate of uninsured children in the country. The problem is especially severe in low-income communities. The report from Voices of Georgia’s Children shows 80 percent of Georgia children who were eligible for medicaid or Peachcare in 2016 weren’t enrolled. Dr. Erica Fener Sitkoff, Executive Director of Voices, sat down with host of […]

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New Podcast Spotlights Barriers to Health Care for Georgia’s Children

New Podcast Spotlights Barriers to Health Care for Georgia’s Children

Published: Oct 9, 2018   |   Category: Media   |   Tags: , , ,

Voices for Georgia’s Children has launched an inaugural podcast series — Challenges for Children – focused on barriers to health care for children. In April 2018, the Voices for Georgia’s Children team set out to find out why so many of their state’s children were being left behind. Team members traveled to Whitfield, Dougherty, Effingham, and Lamar counties […]

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Many Georgia kids face barriers to health insurance, medical care

Many Georgia kids face barriers to health insurance, medical care

Published: Oct 9, 2018   |   Category: Media   |   Tags: , , , ,

More than 80 percent of uninsured Georgia children were eligible for coverage in government health insurance programs in 2016, but were not enrolled, a new report says. Several barriers to enrollment and medical services can prevent kids from getting the care they need, said the report, from the advocacy group Voices for Georgia’s Children. Read […]

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Georgia Pre-K Week Draws Legislators to Pre-K Classrooms Across the State

Georgia Pre-K Week Draws Legislators to Pre-K Classrooms Across the State

Published: Oct 9, 2018   |   Category: Media   |   Tags: , ,

For the past eight years, the first week of October has been known as Georgia Pre-K Week.  Georgia’s Pre-K Program was started in 1992 by Governor Zell Miller. The lottery-funded program served 750 four-year-olds in the state. Georgia Pre-K is a voluntary, free program available to all of Georgia’s four-year-olds, regardless of parental income. Now, […]

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Savannah judges’ efforts in drug, juvenile issues recognized

Savannah judges’ efforts in drug, juvenile issues recognized

Published: Oct 9, 2018   |   Category: Media   |   Tags:

Juvenile Court Presiding Judge LeRoy Burke III was named winner of a 2018 Big Voice for Children Award for his efforts at effective prevention and early intervention efforts to make a long-term difference in kids’ lives. The award from the Voices for Georgia’s Children recognized Burke’s leadership role at the Juvenile Court to spearhead a […]

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Voices’ New Podcast Series Details Barriers Georgia’s Children Face When Accessing Healthcare Services

Voices’ New Podcast Series Details Barriers Georgia’s Children Face When Accessing Healthcare Services

Published: Oct 9, 2018   |   Category: Press Releases   |   Tags: , , , ,

Atlanta, Ga. – Voices for Georgia’s Children, the state’s only comprehensive statewide child advocacy and policy organization, is launching a new podcast series, Challenges for Children, and supplemental report, Barriers to Healthcare for Georgia’s Children, which outlines steps to reduce the challenges Georgians are facing. In April 2018, the Voices team set out to find […]

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