Governor creates VIP panel to review policy on children’s mental health
Gov. Nathan Deal announced Wednesday the creation of a commission charged with providing recommendations to improve state mental health services for children. The panel is composed of government leaders, children’s advocates and health care experts. (Members are listed below.)  It is tasked with submitting a report to Deal on... Read more
A place that pulls addicts back from the brink
This is the second in a series of articles reported in Northwest Georgia, an area rich in stories about unmet health needs and about people and programs making a difference. Georgia Health News and the health and medical journalism graduate program at UGA Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication collaborated... Read more
Years after hospital closed, some former patients struggle for safe housing
This is the first in a series of articles reported in Northwest Georgia, an area rich in stories about unmet health needs and about people and programs making a difference. Georgia Health News and the health and medical journalism graduate program at UGA Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication collaborated... Read more
‘Let’s put on a show!’  Theater, arts may improve brain function
Jody Grass Leonard, a registered nurse, has a passion about the stage, about acting. “I discovered being onstage is much harder than it seems from the audience’s viewpoint, but it’s also a very freeing feeling,” says Leonard, a longtime resident of Valdosta. That giant step out of Leonard’s comfort... Read more
Georgians with disabilities don’t get required help to renew benefits, suit says
Three Georgians with disabilities have filed a lawsuit alleging that state agencies have failed to provide accommodations to help them maintain their eligibility for food stamps and Medicaid. Thousands of Georgians with disabilities face a similar risk of a benefits cutoff, the lawsuit contends. The lawsuit, filed last week... Read more

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