Earlier this morning, Georgia Children’s Health Alliance and the Georgia Division of Public Health hosted a forum at Zoo Atlanta to release a new report, Refocus on Child Health in Georgia 2010.

For most in the room, the data which show that children in Georgia fare poorly did not come as a shock. Georgia repeatedly ranks within the bottom in terms of outcomes for kids in areas of health and other wellbeing indicators.

But the purpose of this report goes beyond merely reporting on outcomes and discussing the quality and availability (or lack thereof) of child health data in the state. As the authors of the report state in their Executive Summary, “ultimately, the report should motivate individuals and organizations to take action[.]”

Check out the report and become more informed.  Be motivated and ready to take action.

Joann Yoon, Assoc. Policy Director for Child Health

www.georgiavoices.org

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