Press Releases

State of Georgia Pledges Support for Conversion to Electronic Health Records

September 2, 2011

Registration for Georgia's Medicaid Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentives Program is slated to open on September 5, 2011. The program is a partnership among the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH).

DCH Seeks Input about Medicaid and CHIP Redesign Initiative

September 2, 2011

The Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) is seeking stakeholder input for its Medicaid and CHIP Redesign initiative. The Department is the state agency responsible for Medicaid Program and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP/PeachCare for Kids®), providing access to medical services and health care coverage for nearly 1.6 million Georgians. The deadline to apply to participate in one of 30 statewide focus groups is Tuesday, September 13.

First Hot, Humid Weekend of the Season Brings Concern

April 8, 2011

ATLANTA – In recognition of National Public Health Week, the Georgia Department of Health (DCH) is joining Safe Kids Georgia in efforts to educate parents and reduce the number of child deaths in cars due to heat stroke.  Even with outside temperatures