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Release of the Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Workforce Report

Release of the Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Workforce Report

Published: Jan 22, 2018   |   Category: Press Releases   |   Tags:

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.  The report is the result of a collaborative partnership that included support from seven private Atlanta-based foundations and serves as a complement to the work of the Commission on Children’s Mental Health, which was […]

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Why Medicaid Matters to Georgia

Why Medicaid Matters to Georgia

Published: Apr 17, 2017   |   Category: News   |   Tags:

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 advocates almost as much as we like teachable moments, […]

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This Child is Talking to You

This Child is Talking to You

Published: Jan 26, 2017   |   Category: Blog   |   Tags:

Did you know that nearly 80% of the children in Georgia who need behavioral health services don’t get them? In fact, the top three causes of school absence are health related. On Wednesday, February 1, Voices for Georgia’s Children, Multi-Agency Alliance for Children (MAAC), and our collective network will come together to promote action and awareness about equity and access to quality healthcare for youth with the official launch of our #ThisChildIsTalking2U videos.

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Let’s Help #GaKidsSpeakUp

Let’s Help #GaKidsSpeakUp

Published: Apr 25, 2016   |   Category: Blog   |   Tags:

Did you know that nearly 80% of the children in Georgia who need behavioral health services don’t get them? May 5th is Children’s Mental Health Day, and together we can change the conversation about children’s mental health, and help more kids get the services they need.

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Children's Mental Health: What it Looks Like

Children's Mental Health: What it Looks Like

Published: Apr 23, 2015   |   Category: Blog   |   Tags:

As a clinical psychologist, children’s mental health has dominated many of my discussions over the past decade. Sometimes these discussions start with a story about a relative’s son or daughter who has autism; others share about a friend in high school who struggled with substance abuse and addiction, a few have spoken of a close […]

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Maximizing Opportunities for Access with School-Based Health Centers

Maximizing Opportunities for Access with School-Based Health Centers

Published: Nov 24, 2014   |   Category: Blog   |   Tags:

Voices’ comprehensive policy agenda for children has always included an objective for all children to have health coverage and access to quality, affordable health services.  Implementation of school-based health centers provides greater access to services for children with and without public or private health insurance. Voices is proud to serve on the board of the […]

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Is it good for kids? What lawmakers should be asking this legislative session.

Published: Jan 17, 2012   |   Category: Blog   |   Tags: , ,

As many of you know, last week was the first week of the 2012 Legislative Session of the Georgia General Assembly.  A few bills passed out of the Senate and out of various committees.  Already, the political wheels are turning quickly, as some people jockey for position and some – most – simply try to […]

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The Early Learning Challenge Grant – Wasted Time?

Published: Dec 18, 2011   |   Category: Blog   |   Tags: ,

As many of you may have heard, Friday, our state did not win one of the nine highly competitive, federal Early Learning Challenge grants. Hundreds and hundreds of hours were spent by government officials from a breadth of agencies, child advocates and experts, and even a few elected officials readying the application, which was then submitted […]

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