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Press Releases

 Date  Press Release
11/15/2012 Help to Quit Smoking Now Available Statewide
10/31/2012 Baby Friendly Hospital Incentive Project
10/30/2012 $87,000 to Fight Childhood Obesity and Improve Nutrition
October 15, 2012 Governor�s Office for Children and Families (GOCF), the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Georgia Network Unite to End Sexual Assault (GNESA) in Georgia at Symposium
October 10, 2012 Live Healthy Georgia Community Resource Map Available to Find Healthy Resources in Your Community
September 28, 2012 Work Healthy Georgia Toolkit Available for download
September 05, 2012 Georgia School Districts Adopt 100% Tobacco-Free School Policy
August 05, 2012 September Declared SHAPE Month in Georgia
August 15, 2012  Georgia SHAPE Launches Stay in Shape Contest
July 25, 2011 Georgia Department of Public Health helps Georgians Quit Smoking for Life
July 25, 2011 The Georgia Department of Public Health Expands Free Nicotine Treatment in 14 Counties
July 19, 2011 Georgia Prepares to Combat Obesity

News You Can Use

Study: More Strokes in Middle-Age
Data from a regional stroke registry suggest that stroke may be shifting from a disease of the elderly to a midlife health concern. Read More . . .

Heart Attack Symptoms and Calling 9-1-1 Campaign for Spanish Speaking Women
The Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health, is accepting applications for funding of activities and events in support of the Spanish language awareness campaign �Make the Call. Don�t Miss a Beat�. Submission deadline is November 1, 2012, 5:00 pm MT. For information, visit

Healthy People 2020 Public Comment Coming Soon!
Learn More | October 15�November 2, 2012
Participate in the Healthy People 2020 process! The public comment period will be open from October 15, 2012 through 5:00 pm ET on November 2, 2012.

AHRQ Offers Interactive Tool To Analyze National and State Health Care Data
Mining for specific data on health care quality and disparities in the U.S.? It�s an easy process with AHRQ�s NHQRDRnet online query system, which features data from the 2010 National Healthcare Quality Report and the National Healthcare Disparities Report. At the State and national level, you�ll find quality-of-care data on clinical conditions ranging from asthma and diabetes to heart disease and cancer. You can review data by specific age groups as well as by race, ethnicity, income, and education. Using NHQRDRnet�s search tool, you can locate data tables based on selected words, chapters, or type of table. Select to access AHRQ�s NHQRDRnet system.

Health Care Quality and Disparities
The quality of health care in the United States continues to improve, but health care disparities still persist for many. Click here for the podcast or transcript.





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