Child abuse and neglect are major public health problems. Nationally, nearly one in three adults reports that they were emotionally, physically or sexually abused as a child and one in nine reports having been emotionally or physically neglected.
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About 140,000 babies are born in Georgia every year. The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) aims to make sure they all have a healthy start to life, which has a tremendous impact on the health of the community and the state.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 1 in 68 children (or 14.7 per 1,000 eight-year-olds) in multiple communities in the United States has been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
Making Georgia a safe place for children is a priority for Gov. Nathan Deal, and in the month of April, the Georgia Children’s Cabinet will focus on promoting safe communities and stable families where children can thrive.
The Georgia Campaign for Grade Level Reading will celebrate its launch at the State Capitol on March 5. The event will mark Grade Level Reading Day and the beginning of Read Across Georgia Month.
When Cumi Fillion was handing out toothbrushes after lunch to students in an elementary school near Valdosta, a small boy walked up and gave her a hug.
The United Way of Greater Atlanta has pledged to support a program that will get parents talking – literally.
Halloween is almost here, and kids all over Georgia can’t wait to put on their costumes and go trick-or-treating.
Reading is good for your mind, of course, but Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) Commissioner Brenda Fitzgerald, M.D., wants you to know that it’s also good for your health.
Originally published July 29, 2013