Announcements

GPB is joining with other critical partners in Georgia to grow our wellness community and connect resources around the topic of obesity. Learn the latest data, expand your network, and share information with others working on this issue.

Cafeteria Man Farm to School event and trailer:

· Interested in hosting a showing of the movie in your community? Use Cafeteria Man to help support farm to school in Georgia. Organize a house party or community screening. Invite Parents, Teachers, Students, School Food Advocates, Policy Makers, Farmers, others. Learn more about the film and how to host a screening at CafeteriaMan.com. Enter promo code: GEORGIA (Publicity materials & School Food Action guides are available on website for free download.)

· Help us bring more fresh, healthy food to our school kids and expand the opportunities for GA farmers? Go here and work with us to achieve 5 million meals and beyond!

 

Blogs

Pick, Cook, and Keep Great Georgia Products

Pick, Cook, and Keep Great Georgia Products

Wed., August 14, 2013 8:48am (EDT)

As a country girl living in the city, I cannot escape my love for fresh, local foods. We grew much of our own when I was growing up, but that’s no longer an option at my family’s city dwelling.... [Continue Reading]

Free Family Fun Event at the Capitol

Free Family Fun Event at the Capitol

The third annual Be Healthy Georgia Day will be at the capitol this coming Saturday, March 9, 2013. The family event is...

Indoor Games for the Rainy Season

Indoor Games for the Rainy Season

I can’t remember a winter when we’ve gotten so much rain. That’s just an observation, not a complaint. We’ve been in a drought for years and it is very nice to make headway in recovering...

 

News

The Federal Trade Commission on Monday requested 60 days beyond a previous deadline to decide whether to sign off on its 2013 antitrust settlement with an Albany hospital system. Monday was the FTC’s deadline to finalize the agreement with Phoebe Putney Health System. [Continue Reading]

Federal Funds Drop Squeezes Public Health

Federal Funds Drop Squeezes Public Health

About 70 percent of the overall budget for the Department of Public Health comes from federal grants. And that federal money has seen significant reductions. From fiscal 2012 to fiscal 2013, across all programs, Public Health lost about $25 million in federal money. And that drop has continued.

Report: Georgia's Developmentally Disabled Need Better Care

Report: Georgia's Developmentally Disabled Need Better Care

An independent reviewer reports that Georgia is failing to provide adequate supervision of individuals with developmental disabilities who are moved from state hospitals to community group homes.