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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Georgia Newsletter for Sunday March 29, 2020 ( 11 items )  

American Cancer Society Suspends Hope Lodge Program
ATLANTA, Georgia, March 24 -- The American Cancer Society issued the following news release: As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to worsen, we've been forced to make the very difficult decision to suspend operations for our Hope Lodge program. Hope Lodge is an important resource for patients who must travel long distances for cancer treatment, however what we're experiencing is unprecedented. Some hospitals have begun to turn away all but the most pressing medical cases. Yet, it has been our in  more

American Society of Nephrology: Does Patient's Distance to Transplant Centers Affect Likelihood of Being Considered for Transplantation?
WASHINGTON, March 25 -- The American Society of Nephrology issued the following news release: * * * - In an analysis of information on adults who began treatment for kidney failure at any Georgia, North Carolina, or South Carolina dialysis facility, the distance from a patient's residence to the nearest transplant center did not appear to affect the likelihood of transplant-related referrals and evaluations. * * * In a study of Southeastern U.S. patients undergoing dialysis, the distance fro  more

Council on American-Islamic Relations-Georgia Welcomes Home Students Who Were Trapped in Peru
ATLANTA, Georgia, March 27 -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations issued the following news release: * * * - Muslim civil rights group thanks those who ensured their safe return to state * * * The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Georgia) welcomed home 15 Georgia students who were previously trapped in Peru under martial law. After eight days of appeals to the United States government, local representatives, the media, and the public, the students boa  more

Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal Issues Research Articles in March 2020 Edition
ATLANTA, Georgia, March 27 -- Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal, a peer-reviewed journal from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, published research articles, including the following topics, in its March 2020 edition: * Clinical Characteristics of Disseminated Strongyloidiasis, Japan, 1975-2017 * Epidemiology of Cryptosporidiosis, New York City, New York, USA, 1995-2018 * Public Health Response to Tuberculosis Outbreak among Persons Experiencing Homelessness, Minneapolis, Minne  more

Georgia Chamber of Commerce: COVID19
ATLANTA, Georgia, March 25 -- The Georgia Chamber of Commerce issued the following news release: The Georgia Chamber is encouraging businesses and communities to make fact-based decisions and stay informed on COVID19. We will continually update this page with resources pertaining to COVID19. Georgia Business Resources Georgia Chamber Hosts Statewide Conference Call Please join us Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 1:00 PM for a conference call with SBA Regional Administrator Ashley Daniel Bell. Mr.  more

Habitat CEO: For Some, 'Shelter in Place' Is a Different Kind of Crisis
AMERICUS, Georgia, March 24 -- Habitat for Humanity International issued the following statement on March 23 by CEO Jonathan Reckford regarding the economic ripple effects of coronavirus: With each passing day, we all find ourselves trying to adapt to the measures required to combat the spread of COVID-19. In countries and cultures all around the world, "stay at home" is the message of the moment. "Shelter in place." It's the right thing to do, and if we are all able to flatten the curve, we k  more

Habitat for Humanity International CEO to White House: Nation Must Support Low-Income Families and the Organizations Who Serve Them
AMERICUS, Georgia, March 26 -- Habitat for Humanity International issued the following news: Habitat for Humanity International CEO Jonathan Reckford joined other leaders from the nation's largest nonprofit organizations on a phone call with President Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and Surgeon General Jerome Adams, and continues to urge them to prioritize the needs of low-income families and the organizations that serve them. "The COVID-19 pandemic is a public health emergency. The longer it  more

National Association of Chronic Disease Directors Resources to Support States Response to COVID-19
ATLANTA, Georgia, March 25 -- The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors issued the following news release: The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) has prepared several resources to assist State Health Department Chronic Disease Units and other public health professionals as they respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. We will continue to add to this list as new resources are available. If you have a suggested resource to include on this page, please email us. "Chron  more

National Cotton Council: Stimulus Measure Critically Needed Now
MEMPHIS, Tennessee, March 26 -- The National Cotton Council issued the following news release: The U.S. cotton industry commends Congress and the Administration for reaching agreement on a broad-based economic relief/stimulus package for individuals and businesses, including the agriculture sector. National Cotton Council (NCC) Chairman Kent Fountain, a Georgia cotton ginner, said it was of utmost importance that the bill includes restored funding authority for the Commodity Credit Corporation  more

Southern Regional Education Board: Georgia Online Courses for Students, Teachers Available in All States
ATLANTA, Georgia, March 24 -- The Southern Regional Education Board issued the following news release: Georgia Virtual's OER (open educational resource) digital course content for middle grade and high school students and training courses for teachers are freely available to educators in all states thanks to the Georgia Department of Education and its Georgia Virtual Learning program. This includes two new micro-courses, Just-in-Time: Digital Learning, as well as Online Support for Special Nee  more

The LIBRE Initiative - GA Hosts Spanish
ATLANTA, Georgia, March 27 -- LIBRE Initiative issued the following news release on March 26: Yesterday, The LIBRE Initiative - GA, an organization committed to empowering the Hispanic community, hosted a Facebook Live to discuss COVID-19 and its impact on the Latino community in Georgia and across the country. Watch replay of Facebook Live here (https://www.facebook.com/110429087259196/videos/225829692122905/?epa=SEARCH_BOX). David Casas, P.h.D, community engagement director for the Georgia   more