Public Comment - State Interagency Coordinating Council Georgia’s Part C Program Babies Can’t Wait

August 2, 2018

(ATLANTA) - The mission of the Georgia SICC for Early Intervention Programs is to advise the Georgia Department of Public Health and other agencies responsible for serving infants and toddlers, birth to age three with developmental delays and disabilities and their families, in providing an appropriate, family-centered, comprehensive service delivery system which promotes optimal child development and family functioning.

The State Interagency Coordinating Council (SICC) meeting is being held:
Thursday, August 23, 2018, 9:30 a.m.  - 12 p.m.
Georgia Department of Public Health
Southeast Health District
206 South Patterson Street
Valdosta, GA 31603

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU.  We want to hear your ideas, concerns and thoughts related to the Babies Can’t Wait Program.  Would you like to attend the State ICC Quarterly Meeting? Ask your local BCW Service Coordinator about limited financial assistance available to help you with related expenses.  

Public Comment

Time is set aside for public comment during each quarterly meeting of the State Interagency Coordinating Council. If you would like to share thoughts or ideas about Babies Can’t Wait with the council, please choose one of the options below.

Written Comment:
written comments, clearly marked “PUBLIC COMMENT” to fax number 770-342-7699 or email to Phyllis Turner, SICC Coordinator, at phyllis.turner@dph.ga.gov or email Jan Stevenson, SICC Chairperson, at jstevenson@doe.k12.ga.us no later than Wednesday, August 22, 2018. Your comments will be read aloud during the public comment portion of the meeting.

Remote Participation:

For remote participation during the SICC meeting, please use one of the following options:
Pre-register to make Public Comment via remote participation by conference line or telehealth during the meeting. (See instructions below for remote participation.) Email Phyllis Turner, SICC Coordinator, at phyllis.turner@dph.ga.gov or email Jan Stevenson, SICC Chairperson, at jstevenson@doe.k12.ga.us no later than Wednesday, August 22, 2018. You will be recognized to provide public comment remotely during the Public Comment portion of the meeting.

Free Conference Line 

Participants can listen to the public portion of the meeting and make public comment by telephone when recognized by the council chairperson at the time set aside for public comment on the meeting agenda.

Dial (641) 552-9446, enter access code: 988041

View and listen to the public portion of the meeting by video conference (VICS) by going to one of the following locations around the state. Participants who pre-register can make public comment when recognized by the council chairperson at the time set aside for public comment on the meeting agenda. See pre-registration instructions under Public Comment via remote participation. District Early Intervention Coordinators and Local Interagency Coordinating Council members will be given an opportunity to provide updates and information in the order listed on the meeting agenda.  

In person:

At registration and sign-in on the day of the meeting check “Yes” to the question “Would you like to make public comment?” You will be recognized to provide public comment during the public comment portion of the meeting. For more information, please email Phyllis Turner, SICC Coordinator, at phyllis.turner@dph.ga.gov

Northwest Health District
1309 Redmond Rd
Conference Room #253
Rome, Ga. 30165
 
North Georgia Health District 1-2
1710 Whitehouse Court
Building B, CSN Conference Room
Dalton, GA 30701
 
Cobb & Douglas Public Health
1650 County Services Parkway
Marietta, GA  30008
 
College Park Regional Health Center
1920 John E. Wesley Ave.,
College Park, Ga., 30337
Location Supervisor:  Janice Wright
 
North Central Health District
201 Second St., Room 805
Macon, GA 31201
 
District 4 Public Health
301 Main Street
Lagrange, GA 30240
 
South Health District 
206 S. Patterson St.
3rd Floor, BCW Conference Room
Valdosta, GA 31603
 
West Central Health District
2100 Comer Avenue
Columbus, GA 31904
 
Coastal Health District
420 Mall Blvd
Large Conference Room
Savannah, GA 31406
 
Southwest Health District 8-2
1306 S. Slappey Blvd., Suite A
Albany, GA 31701
 
North Health District
1280 Athens Street
Large Conference Room
Gainesville, GA. 30507
 
Southeast Health District
1123 Church Street, Annex B
Waycross, GA  31501
 
Richmond County Health Department
1916 North Leg Rd.
Building B- Small training room
Augusta, Ga. 30909
 
South Central Health District 5-1
District Office Conference Room
2121- B Bellevue Road
Dublin, GA  31021

About Babies Can’t Wait

The Babies Can’t Wait (BCW) program is Georgia’s statewide early intervention system for infants and toddlers with special needs, from birth to age three, and their families.  BCW enhances the capacity of families to meet the special needs of their child to ensure each young child with significant developmental delays achieves his or her maximum developmental potential.  To learn more about DPH Babies Can’t Wait program, please call (404) 657-2850 or (888) 651-8224 or visit dph.georgia.gov/Babies-Cant-Wait.

About the Georgia Department of Public Health

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is the lead agency in preventing disease, injury and disability; promoting health and well-being; and preparing for and responding to disasters.  DPH’s main functions include: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Maternal and Child Health, Infectious Disease and Immunization, Environmental Health, Epidemiology, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Emergency Medical Services, Pharmacy, Nursing, Volunteer Health Care, the Office of Health Equity, Vital Records, and the State Public Health Laboratory.  For more information about DPH, visit dph.ga.gov.