Maternal and Child Health Programs
- Maternal & Child Health in Georgia: Birth Through Age 5
Georgia Third Grade Oral Health Survey
The purpose of this oral health report is to highlight the status of the oral health
of third (3rd) grade children in Georgia who participated in the 2011 Georgia Third
Grade Oral Health Survey. The survey also collected measurements of height and weight.
Results are available in the
Obesity in Georgia’s Third Grade Children, 2005 report.
Middle Childhood: The Status of Georgia’s Children Ages 5 through 9
This new report on the health and wellness concerns of G
eorgia children in middle childhood (ages 5-9 years) is
designed to raise awareness about this critical age that
can have a decided impact on a child’s healthy development
into adolescence and adulthood. This report presents
information about the health conditions and concerns of
Georgia’s children in middle childhood, which includes
asthma, overweight and obesity, oral health, access to
care, out of school time, child abuse, neglect and
- Preconception Health Paper
for Health Care Providers
This paper provides health care professionals with guidance on key health
components to discuss with women of child-bearing age prior to conception.
Optimizing maternal health prior to conception reduces the risk of poor
birth outcomes, and potentially other health problems in their children.
- Preconception Nutrition Position Paper 2006
This paper explains the Georgia Department of Public Health, Division
of Public Health, Nutrition Section’s stance on the importance of
assessing nutrition status, and making necessary changes prior to conception.
Preconception nutrition is one of a number of important preconception health
topics women of child-bearing age should be informed about prior to pregnancy.
Georgia's Family Planning Program Facts at a Glance, Fiscal Year 2005
Presents an overview of the Georgia Family Planning Program's services and clients and is based on data submitted by a network of 276 clinic sites across the state.
- Take Charge of Your Health, Georgia!
Georgia's 10-year Nutrition and Physical Activity Plan
Georgia's Nutrition and Physical Activity plan (2005-2015) is a ten-year, comprehensive
plan to prevent and control obesity and other chronic diseases by increasing breastfeeding,
improving healthy eating habits, increasing physical activity and decreasing television
viewing/screen time. Education, policy and environmental strategies are identified.
The plan was developed by the Georgia Department of Public Health Division of Public Health and
the Take Charge of Your Health, Georgia Task Force.
Georgia's Resource Guide for Families of Children with Hearing Loss
This resource guide was written for families of infants and children recently
identified with hearing loss. This guide will help families with their questions
and concerns about their child's hearing loss and assist them in finding local
resources for services.
Overweight and Obesity in Georgia 2005
This report summarizes the burden of overweight and obesity in Georgia. The
report also highlights strategies to prevent obesity by increasing
breastfeeding initiation and duration, improving healthy eating habits,
increasing physical activity and decreasing television viewing. The
information presented in this report is intended to help plan, implement and
evaluate programs to promote healthy behaviors in all Georgians.
Maternal and Child Health in Georgia: Birth through Age 5 - Executive Summary
This interactive CD includes key strategic recommendations, tools for advocates,
web links, video clips of Georgia programs, and Georgia specific data. The heart
of the report is MCH Topics section with information related to pre-pregnancy health,
prenatal and maternal health, infant health, and early childhood health and development.
This report may be a useful tool for community planners, state and local leaders,
advocates, legislators, students, families, clinicians, and policymakers. To order a
complimentary full report on CD Rom, call the Family Health Branch at 404-6572749.
Please view the CD demonstration.
Building Bridges: Georgia's School Health Connection
A Publication of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and the Georgia Department of Public Health
MCH Block Grant Briefing Paper
This briefing paper describes the maternal and child health programs which are funded
through the MCH Title V Block Grant along with a historical account of federal grant
levels to Georgia.
Babies Can't Wait Early Intervention Program
Annual report for Georgia’s early intervention program covering the fifteen month
period from July 1, 1999 to September 30, 2000.
2001 Georgia Physical Activity Report
The health benefits of physical activity are well documented, and the costs of inactivity are high.
For this reason, efforts to promote physical activity should be focused in various arenas. This report
includes information about the physical activity patterns of Georgia, the costs of inactivity, and
suggestions for future actions.
UNHSI 2001 Annual Report
91% of babies born in Georgia during the third quarter of 2001 were screened for hearing loss
before they left the hospital, according to this report just released by the Georgia Department of Public Health and the State Advisory Committee on Newborn Hearing Screening.
- Status of Obesity in Georgia 2000
This report contains the most current data about the status of obesity in Georgia with a focus on
children up to age 17.
- Asthma in Georgia 2000
The survey of asthma among Georgia children was conducted by the American Lung Association, Inc.
and the Georgia Department of Public Health, to estimate the number of children with asthma and to
gain information about how it affects them.
- Moving Ahead: The Role of Children 1st
in Improving Child Health in Georgia
Through Children1st, Georgia’s public health system coordinates
services across many programs to keep young children healthy—so they are ready for prekindergarten
at the age of four.
- Men's Health Data Summary 2006"
This data summary provides highlights of the status of men's health in Georgia.
- A Picture of Men's Health and Well Being
The 2000 Report on the Status of Men’s Health in Georgia: A Picture of Men’s Health and Well-Being,
released by the Georgia Department of Public Health Division of Public Health, suggests some reasons
for this difference and looks at major health issues affecting men in Georgia.
- Public Dialogues: Report On Findings
The Public Dialogues' Report provides information directly from Georgians about key issues affecting
maternal and infant health. The Public Dialogues, sponsored by the Governor's Council On Maternal and
Infant Health, were open to the public and held in seven local communities across Georgia. The use of
this report can serve as a starting point to further assess the needs and create effective intervention
strategies to improve the health of mothers and infants throughout the sate.
- The Georgia Women's Health Survey
The Georgia Women's Health Survey (GWHS) was conducted to provide detailed information on reproductive
health attitudes and issues such as teen pregnancy, sex education, sexually transmitted diseases,
contraception, and other concerns that affect the health of women of child bearing age (15-44 years)
- Status of Women's Health in Georgia
Find information on chronic and infectious disease, mental health and substance abuse, violence against
women, and insurance status of women in Georgia.
- Well Child Team
This brochure provides information to private and public Medicaid/PeachCare for Kids providers regarding
available quality assurance and technical assistance on Health Check related services. The Well Child Team,
which is comprised of skilled, experienced, registered nurses and nurse practitioners, is available to
assist all Health Check screening providers.
Program Fact Sheets