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Shaping the future of a Healthy Georgia by improving access and ensuring quality to strengthen the communities we serve.

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Gov. Kemp Appoints Dep. Chief of Staff to Lead Department of Community Health

On June 22, Governor Brian P. Kemp announced his Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Caylee Noggle, would begin serving as the Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) on July 1. Current DCH Commissioner Frank Berry is retiring following decades of service to the state of Georgia in various capacities.

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CMS Approves Georgia’s Postpartum Medicaid Extension for New Mothers

Atlanta, GA - Today, Governor Brian P. Kemp and the Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) announced the state’s “Georgia Postpartum Extension” section 1115 demonstration waiver has been approved by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), extending Medicaid state plan benefits from 60 days to six months to postpartum women with incomes up to 220 percent of the federal poverty level.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Information

For the most up-to-date information on Georgia’s COVID-19 vaccination plan, please visit the Georgia Department of Public Health’s (DPH) website and read the state’s interim draft outlining plans for a phased approach to vaccination, critical populations, vaccination provider enrollment and recruitment, and more: Interim COVID-19 vaccination plan.