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Access to Care, Medication is Key to HIV Prevention in GA

Today is World AIDS Day, an annual observance to support people living with HIV and remember those who have died from the virus, and encourage others …

According to the Guttmacher Institute, in 2017, some 95% of Georgia counties had no clinics that provided abortions, and 55% of Georgia women lived in those counties. (Longfin Media/Adobe Stock)
Georgia Supreme Court Reinstates 6-Week Abortion Ban

The Georgia Supreme Court granted an emergency stay of a lower court's ruling, once again allowing a six-week abortion ban to take effect in Georgia …


During open enrollment for 2022 coverage, Georgia saw a record number of individuals, more than 700,000, sign up for health insurance. (Rawpixel.com/Adobe Stock)
Small Businesses Help Georgians Find Health Insurance

Open enrollment for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act is already underway, and ends on Jan. 15. More than 1.3 million Georgians do …

The Georgia Rental Assistance Program has either spent or committed more than $830 million in rental, utility, and other housing-related expenses for Georgians in need. (Paolese/Adobe Stock)
Some GA Households to Receive Assistance with Utility Bills

The Georgia Rental Assistance Program and Georgia Power have partnered to help eligible households with their past-due utility bills. The state and …


According to OpenSecrets, the 2021 Georgia contests that decided party control of the Senate were the top two most expensive congressional elections in the country. (Pixabay)
Runoff Continues Record Spending in Georgia's U.S. Senate Race

Control of the U.S. Senate could once again be decided in Georgia as a tight race between Democratic incumbent Raphael Warnock and Republican …

In Georgia, polls will be open on Election Day, Nov. 8, from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Georgians are also required to show a valid photo ID when voting in person. (Burlingham/Adobe Stock)
Last-Minute 'Get Out the Vote' Efforts in Georgia

The last-minute push for voter education is even more urgent in Georgia today. According to the Georgia Secretary of State's website, more than 1.7 …


More than 7 million active voters are registered in Georgia, according to the Secretary of State's website. More than 2 million of them are Black. (Antgor/Adobe Stock)
Ahead of Midterm Elections, 'Black Men Got Something to Say' Tour

As the midterm election approaches, the Black Man Lab Foundation and the New Georgia Project have mobilized a nine-city tour across the state to give …

Georgia Power serves 2.7 million customers and provides electric service to customers in 155 of the state's 159 counties. (Spiritofamerica/Adobe Stock)
Report: GA Utility Gets Failing Grade for Climate Promises

A report by the Sierra Club says Georgia Power isn't doing enough to transition to cleaner energy sources, along with dozens of other utility …


The U.S. Census Bureau reports as of 2021, Georgia had almost 11 million residents, and 14.7% of them under age 65 did not have health insurance. (Annap/Adobe Stock)
Georgia Open Enrollment for ACA Insurance Begins Nov. 1

Thousands of Georgians will be shopping for new health insurance plans for 2023, when open enrollment begins on Nov. 1, and there is a lot to …

According to the Campaign for Action, Black students account for about 20% of nursing school graduates in Georgia, compared with 31.5% of the general population. (Pixabay)
Better Diversity in Nursing Seen as Improving Access to Care

The connection between hospital patient outcomes and nurse staffing has been well documented in health care research, and experts believe a workforce …


Southern Co., the parent company of Georgia Power, says it is actively advancing a net-zero goal by 2050. (Photo of Plant Wansley by Joe Cook; flight provided by SouthWings)
Following National Trend, Another GA Coal-Fired Power Plant Retires

Georgia Power is reducing its reliance on coal by phasing out several coal-fired units. However, clean-energy advocates say the company should …

Some 46% of people who die by suicide have a diagnosed mental health condition, but research shows 90% may have experienced symptoms of a mental health condition. (Orawan/Adobe Stock)
Suicide Prevention Month: A Focus on 'Zero Suicides' in Georgia

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, a time to shed light on what continues to be one of the toughest topics to discuss for many …


 

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