June 14, 2010 - Earlier this year, Georgia retailers fared well in an annual Synar report which revealed more than 90 percent of Georgia retailers refused to sell tobacco to minors. This makes Georgia one of the best states for compliance with federal law.
Georgia’s newest agency recently announced its second initiative to build partnerships that strengthen and better serve local communities. Georgia Regional Hospital (GRH) at Savannah signed of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Memorial University Medical Center, Inc. (MUMC) that will offer individuals in the greater Savannah area shared access to services and a wide range of resources.
In late 2008, before the division of Developmental Disabilities (DD) was formed under the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD), plans were already in the works to improve provider services using a different approach. A request for quote (RFQ) was submitted for a Behavior Analysis Peer Review Committee to be formed, and almost one year later, the Division of DD is achieving its goal of bringing expertise in applied behavior analysis to the state of Georgia.
DBHDD communications sat down with Clint Trusty, Senior Behavior Analyst, to gain insight into this new initiative.
June 14, 2010 - Most people associate social work with DFCS, but social work extends beyond child custody battles, abuse and neglect. Social Work is an essential part of mental health support and the Social Work Department at Georgia Regional Hospital Atlanta (GRHA) has received statewide recognition for the work they are doing to help support consumers as they transition back into their communities.