The Cobb County Police Department started a program in 2019 called the Partnership for Assistance, Treatment & Health. It aims to reduce the mentally ill population in jails, de-escalate dangerous encounters with police and decrease additional mental health crises. It’s become a model, with Marietta launching its own program in recent weeks.
The first two medical cannabis dispensaries in Georgia opened last week in Macon and Marietta. GPB's Peter Biello looks at how the state's cannabis policy has evolved.
Georgia musicians will perform classical and jazz treatments of the band's songs in two different Atlanta-area concert settings in the months of April and May.
Georgia officials have approved the takeover of the Augusta University hospitals associated with the state's only public medical school. The state Board of Regents on Friday approved agreements to transfer control of the hospitals to Marietta-based Wellstar Health System.
Democratic Georgia lawmakers, local officials and the NAACP are asking federal officials to investigate a health care system that closed hospitals in downtown Atlanta and a southern suburb. They claim Wellstar Health System has illegally discriminated against Black people and violated its tax-exempt status.
With Martin Luther King Jr. Day approaching on Jan. 16, several events celebrating the life and work of MLK will take place throughout Georgia, the home state of the late civil rights activist.
An Atlanta-area hospital system could take over the hospitals affiliated with Georgia's only public medical school under a deal announced Tuesday. Augusta University Health System says it has signed a letter of intent to join Marietta-based nonprofit Wellstar Health System.
The rollout of a new logo for East Side Elementary School in Marietta has been paused after parents noted similarities between the logo and a Nazi symbol.
Families in Georgia will no longer receive extra money for groceries to help keep children’s stomachs from growling during the summer.
New legislation that aims to lower the cost of some brand name prescription drugs for insured patients would increase transparency in medication pricing for Georgians.
Millions of Americans have been helped by substance abuse recovery programs, but there’s a little-known side industry to recovery that some say has taken advantage of people trying overcome addiction. Sober living homes, sometimes called halfway houses, are not regulated in Georgia, but they are potentially very profitable. GPB’s Ellen Eldridge reports on a recently passed bill aimed at gaining some control over the programs.
Eleven states let school districts decide whether students and staff must wear masks. One Georgia middle school where masks were optional became the center of an outbreak.
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