December 19, 2006 -- GeorgiaCares SMP volunteers are reminding Medicare beneficiaries that they are not required to make a co-payment when receiving a flu shot because flu vaccinations are covered under Medicare. GeorgiaCares is administered through the Department of Human Resources Division of Aging Services (DAS).
December 18, 2006 – You don’t have to wait for the New Year to work on being a new and healthier you. The Georgia Department of Human Resources (DHR) is encouraging Georgians of all ages to make better health a priority now, in the New Year, and for a lifetime by following the guidelines of the Live Healthy Georgia campaign: Eat Healthy, Be Active, Be Smoke Free, Get Checked and Be Positive.
December 12, 2006 - Alcohol abuse is responsible for more than half of traffic fatalities throughout the country and in Georgia during the holiday season – which explains why December is the month for Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention.
December 11, 2006 – The Board of Human Resources will hold its official monthly meeting on Wednesday, December 13, in room 29.250, Two Peachtree Street N.W. in Atlanta, immediately following a review of the morning committee meetings that will begin at 1:15 p.m.
December 11, 2006 – The Americus Office of Child Support Services collected over $100,000 during a one-day Pre-Christmas Amnesty event. The funds were collected from parents who were more than two months behind in back child support payments.
December 8, 2006 – Phyllis Brewster of Clarkesville, Georgia has received the November “Hero of the Month” award from the Office of Child Support Services (OCSS). The award was created to recognize Child Support Services employees who exceed above and beyond their daily duties, and who work toward the values of Child Support Services by “Putting Children First”.
December 1, 2006 – "There are 15,000 to 27,000 people in Georgia who live with AIDS. That’s why the Department of Human Resources is observing World AIDS Day by doing all we can to let people know that getting tested for AIDS is crucial to early and more effective treatment of the disease and to preventing its spread to others," said Dr. Stuart Brown, the Georgia Department of Human Resources’ Division Director of Public Health.