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Suicide Prevention PSAs Release

Voices for Georgia’s Children, Georgia Child Fatality Review, Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, Georgia Department of Education, Georgia Department of Human Services’ Division of Family and Child Services, and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta...

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Release of the Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Workforce Report

ATLANTA—Voice’s for Georgia’s Children is pleased to announce the release of a report analyzing Georgia’s child and adolescent behavioral health workforce <<link>>.  The report is the result of a collaborative partnership that included support from seven private Atlanta-based...

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Deal forms Commission on Children’s Mental Health

Governor Nathan Deal announced this week the creation of the Commission on Children’s Mental Health. The commission is tasked with providing recommendations to improve mental health services for children and includes health care experts, state leaders, and children’s advocates from...

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Why Medicaid Matters to Georgia

Healthcare has been the center of much discussion during the last few weeks. Whether you agree or disagree with the politics and conversations surrounding it, this is a conversation worth having, because healthcare is big and complicated and touches everyone. Here at Voices, we love well-informed...

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What does Father’s Day have to do with brains?

By Polly McKinney & Erica Fener Sitkoff Think back to just a few days ago on Father’s Day. Dads all over the country were awakened to trays of rainbow-sprinkled, syrup-covered toaster waffles prepared with love by their children. While calorie counting tends to fly out the window on holidays,...

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Maximizing Opportunities for Access to Quality Care with School-Based Health Centers

Voices for Georgia’s Children has released a new fact sheet, Maximizing Opportunities for Access to Quality Care with School-Based Health Centers — you can download a copy here. WHAT are SBHCs? School based health centers (SBHCs) are primary care centers that blend medical care with...

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Top 5 Wins for Children in 2013

Did you have a good holiday? Got some well deserved r&r with your family and friends, and maybe, just maybe, managed to break your email and texting addiction for just a few days? I know many of you are probably still enjoying your vacation time, especially today, it being New Year Eve and...

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Business, Government Leaders Pledge Unity in Battle Against Childhood Obesity

Photo by Robb D. Cohen/ www.RobbsPhotos.com ATLANTA (Wednesday, March 27, 2013) — Childhood obesity is a growing epidemic in Georgia –– one Wednesday’s event “United Against Childhood Obesity,” hosted at the state Capitol, sought to address. More than 30 organizations joined forces at...

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