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Georgia 5-Star Hospital Recognition

June 27, 2014

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) and Georgia SHAPE are pleased to announce that seven Georgia hospitals have successfully completed the second level of training to become Baby-Friendly 5-STAR hospitals.

'Good to Great' Rolls Out Statewide

June 16, 2014

In a statewide video conference last week, Commissioner Brenda Fitzgerald, M.D., of the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) shared her vision with staff statewide for the ‘Good to Great’ movement and culture change within the department.

Blood Type Option on Georgia Driver's License, State ID

June 16, 2014

Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) Commissioner Rob Mikell, under the direction of Governor Nathan Deal, is providing a new emergency preparedness initiative for customers obtaining a driver’s license or state identification card.


June 9, 2014

Public policies aimed at improving prenatal health care, nutrition, and education appear to be having a positive effect on the health of babies born to economically disadvantaged women in the United States.