The Georgia Home Visiting Program is first and foremost about partnerships -- partnerships at the state level, partnerships at the local level -- agencies and individuals coming together to play their essential role in serving Georgia's children.  Our vision is rooted in the idea that complex social issues cannot be solved by any one agency, but rather require a multi-faceted, collaborative approach. 

The leadership of the Georgia Home Visiting Program comprises top administrators from Georgia's state and non-profit agencies that are devoted to improving the lives of Georgia's children.   Working together, this group is able to coordinate planning and share accountability for how Georgia's children are faring.  In 2010, The Governor's Office for Children and Families (GOCF) subcontracted funds to the Center for Family Research at the University of Georgia to provide the technical assistance, training, and evaluation for Great Start Georgia.   In 2011, GOCF subcontracted funds to Georgia Department of Public Health to coordinate the Central Intake function of this initiative.  These state-level partners worked carefully  to provide centralized support for communities and allow the local providers to focus on the direct services that they provide to families.  In 2017, the Georgia Department of Public Health is pleased to now spearhead this effort.

Our Leadership Team consists of leaders from the following organizations:

The Georgia Home Visiting Program is also closely aligned with the following partners: 

Prevent Child Abuse Georgia (PCA): PCA is focused on changing the way our nation thinks about prevention, focusing on community activities and public policies that prioritize prevention right from the start to make sure child abuse and neglect never occur. PCA works to ensure the healthy development of children nationwide while recognizing that child development is a building block for community development and economic development.  For more information, view PCA's brochure and PCA Georgia fact sheet.

Strengthering Families Georgia (SFG):  SFG is a multi-disciplinary partnership of nearly 50 national, state and local, public and private organizations dedicated to embedding five research-based Protective Factors into services and supports for children and their families. The vision of SFG is for all families with children birth through age five in Georgia to have the resources and support necessary for a meaningful and successful life. For more information, view SFG's current brochure and SFG fact sheet and brief entitled Connecting Strengthening Families with Home Visiting Strategies.

Better Brains for Babies (BBB) is a collaboration of state and local, public and private organizations dedicated to promoting awareness and education about the importance of early brain development in the healthy growth and development of infants and young children in Georgia. The BBB website offers excellent resources on early brain development as well as information on how to become a BBB Educator

BBB has developed three brain development briefs that were created to educate decision-makers at all levels about brain development research and its implications for the decisions they are making. We invite you to print and distribute these briefs, forward the links to your friends and colleagues, share the links on social media, and/or link to them from your organization’s website.