Fri., June 15, 2012 9:15am
Georgia's massive Medicaid program is facing a shortfall of more than $300 million in the coming fiscal year.
Wed., August 31, 2011 12:00pm
The department that funds Medicaid needs hundreds of millions of dollars to fill its budget this year and next. The shortfall is no surprise to budget writers.
Thu., April 14, 2011 5:00am
HIV infection is growing most rapidly in the south, which is why the Black AIDS Institute and the state Department of Community Health are offering free HIV tests at five of Georgia’s historically black colleges and universities this week.
Thu., January 20, 2011 3:51pm
The state agency that administers Medicaid faces about a billion dollar hole with the loss of stimulus dollars. Georgia's Medicaid program will be supported by cuts to other state agencies, but some Medicaid services may be lost.
Thu., December 30, 2010 8:43am
A proposed rule would require Georgians living in assisted living to show they are able to leave the building wihtout help during an emergency. Seniors unable to exit the building unassisted would be forced to transfer to more-expensive nursing homes.
Wed., November 24, 2010 2:02pm
Georgia is experiencing a moderate flu season. According to the Department of Community Health, there have been no deaths since flu season officially began in October and there are still vaccines available.
Mon., November 15, 2010 2:31pm
State health officials have begun what they're calling a long overdue re-evaluation of their HIV/AIDS strategy after more than a decade of rising infection rates among gay men. Rates nationally have been going up in part because younger gay men have no memory of the AIDS crisis of the 1980's and because new drugs have extended the lives of the HIV positive. The state's Coastal Health District will hold a meeting on the strategy in Savannah on Monday.
Fri., September 24, 2010 2:15pm
An initiative to increase awareness and prevention of HIV is underway. The Georgia Department of Community Health will roll out the “Taking Control” campaign over the next year. Officials hope to increase prevention and outreach services for gay and bisexual men.
Fri., March 12, 2010 3:44pm
The resignation of Georgia’s top health official comes as Governor Sonny Pe
Thu., January 21, 2010 4:25pm
The state's chief of community health urged lawmakers to raise taxes to fil