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How Georgia is Raising the Bar on Quality

by Mindy Binderman, executive director, GEEARS, and Great Start Georgia Leadership Team member.

Prepare for the Upcoming Flu Season!

Special information from www.healthychildren.org to help providers prepare for the flu season.

October is Safe Sleep Awareness Month!

The month of October marks the observance of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month across the United States.

Sandra Deal Visits First Steps at Newton Medical Center

 

 

 

 

 

First Lady Sandra Deal and Newton Medical Center First Steps Coordinator Missy Braden

How Do Babies Fare in Georgia?

ZERO TO THREE is pleased to announce the release of their updated State Baby Facts, which tell the story about very young children in each state and the District of Columbia.

Great Start Georgia: Data Shows Success in all Benchmark Areas

The Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program requires grantees to demonstrate improvement in at least four of the six benchmark areas after three years of program implementation To demonstrate improvement in at least four benchmark areas by the end of three years, the grantee m

Maternal Report of Advice Received for Infant Care

This study entitled, “Maternal Report of Advice Received for Infant Care”, was published in the August 2015 edition of Pediatrics.

Making the Link Between Strengthening Families and Relationship and Marriage Education

Children are safer, healthier, and thrive when the adults in their lives have healthy relationships – whether their parents are married or unmarried and currently in a romantic relationship or not.

HARC Study: Parent Engagement During Home Visits

 The HARC Home Visiting Applied Research Collaborative recently released research brief summarizing findings from their very first HARC study, Parent Engagement During Home Visits: Learning from Home Visitor Experiences an

A Roadmap for Engaging Families with Young Children

Great Start Georgia is pleased to share A Roadmap for Engaging Families with Young Children, from our valued partner, Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL).

The Science of Resilience: Why some children can thrive despite adversity

By Bari Walsh, Harvard Graduate School of Education, March 23, 2015

Title V Conference

As a close partner of the Maternal and Child Health Section, Georgia Department of Public Health would like to invite you, and any others in your organization that are interested, to attend the Title V Stakeholders Conference.

U.S. Congress Extends Funding for the Bipartisan-Supported Federal Home Visiting Program

On April 14, 2015, the U.S.

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month!

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. We ask that you help spread the word about Prevent Child Abuse Georgia’s 1-800-CHILDREN Helpline which provides local resources throughout the state to prevent child abuse and support the healthy development of children.

Report - Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8: A Unifying Foundation

On April 1, 2015, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and the National Research Council (NCR) released

New ‘Connections’ Video Series Highlights Child Abuse Prevention Partnerships

Mark your calendars! April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

New ‘Connections’ Video Series Highlights Child Abuse Prevention Partnerships

Mark your calendars! April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

HRSA Issue Brief and State-by-State MIECHV Data Now Available

Great Start Georgia, on behalf of The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), is pleased to announce that an

Early Education Initiatives Aligned with the Great Start Georgia Framework

Coordinating with partners, the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning has applied for and received federal grant funding to build and strengthen the state's early learning and development systems.

Visiting Nurses, Helping Mothers on the Margins

By Sabrina Tavernise

The New York Times

March 8, 2015

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