For drug and mental health courts, accountability is key (video)
This May, four Barrow County residents were the first graduates of the county’s new accountability drug court. At the ceremony, each stood before family and friends, public officials, and fellow drug court participants to tell their story. In the past, substance abusers and the mentally ill were treated the... Read more
Fifty-fifty. Those are the odds given by a prominent Atlanta attorney that the Supreme Court will uphold the 2010 health reform law. He gives the same odds that the justices will strike down the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in its entirety or part of the law that includes its... Read more
A task force working with state officials on restructuring Medicaid has given rise to a new group — one that’s specifically concerned with mental health and substance abuse issues. Members of the new group say it offers them an unusual opportunity to help shape requirements for what is likely... Read more
Five Georgia community health centers will receive a total of $11 million in grants to expand and improve their services, the federal government announced Tuesday. The Georgia money is part of $728 million nationally that will go to hundreds of community health centers across the country, under the 2010... Read more
The future of primary care can look downright frightening. Georgia and the rest of the nation already have a general shortage of obstetricians, internists, pediatricians and family medicine doctors, especially in rural and urban areas. And things are getting worse. The Health Resources and Services Administration forecasts a shortage... Read more

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