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Your End-of-Year Opportunity to Make a Difference: Support a Healthier Georgia

GAFP member Esther Kim, MD (L) (shown with a patient) serves as Chief Operating Officer of Ethnē Health

First and foremost, THANK YOU. Your dedication as a family physician is the heartbeat of our communities. As the philanthropic arm of the Georgia Academy of Family Physicians, the Georgia Healthy Family Alliance (GHFA) extends its deepest gratitude for your tireless work and your ongoing commitment to the well-being of Georgians.

As the year draws to a close, we find ourselves reflecting on the impactful contributions of family physicians like you. Your support has been instrumental in shaping the health landscape of Georgia, and for that, we are truly thankful.

A Humble Request: Consider a $500 Tax-Deductible Donation

Understanding the demands on your time and resources, we humbly ask you to consider a tax-deductible donation of $500 to the Georgia Healthy Family Alliance. Your contribution will enable us to continue the vital work that GAFP members make possible in local communities across the state.

Your Impact: Grants, Education, and Community Initiatives

Since the inception of our grants programs, GAFP member-sponsored healthcare grants have totaled an impressive $720,000, supporting initiatives that enhance the overall health of Georgians. Over the last 18 months, GHFA funding has allowed us to reach more than 65,000 Georgia students through Tar Wars, our tobacco and vape-use prevention program.

Featured Impact: Ethnē Health Grant

One shining example of the impact of your support is the recent $5,000 grant to Ethnē Health, a Non-Profit medical clinic in Clarkston, GA. This grant has played a crucial role in improving access to healthcare for refugees and immigrants new to Georgia. Ethnē Health, under the leadership of GAFP member Esther Kim, MD, ensures that Clarkston-area children and adults receive quality healthcare with culturally sensitive and language-appropriate services. Your support has facilitated 2,741 medical interpretation calls in forty-seven languages over the past year, breaking down language barriers and providing essential care.

Your Support in Action: Local Initiatives

We rely on the leadership, support, and generosity of family physicians like you to continue supporting organizations such as Ethnē Health. Your contributions also enable us to champion local initiatives like the Diaper Drive and Baby Supply Bank Project, Soccer in the Streets Youth Food Scarcity Project, and Tar Wars.

Together, we are working towards a healthier Georgia, but this journey is only possible with your support.

How to Make a Difference: Donate Today

As a GAFP member, you are part of an active movement striving to improve the health and well-being of Georgians. Your contribution, no matter the size, makes a significant impact. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation today to ensure that our collective efforts continue to make a positive difference.

Visit to make your contribution and support a healthier Georgia.  Or the QR code at the bottom of this page.

Thank you for being a vital part of our mission. We appreciate all that you do for the Georgia Academy of Family Physicians and the Georgia Healthy Family Alliance.

Wishing you a joyful holiday season and a healthy start to the new year.

In gratitude,

Mitzi Rubin, MD – Atlanta
President – Georgia Healthy Family Alliance
Alliance Caduceus Donor

Eddie Richardson, MD – Atlanta
Past President – Georgia Healthy Family Alliance
Alliance Diamond Caduceus Donor

P.S. – Use this QR code to make your gift today. You can also donate online at – and click the donate button at the top of the page for your tax-deductible support!

GAFP Hosts 2023 Annual Family Medicine CME Weekend

The Georgia Academy of Family Physicians convened November 10-12, 2023 for the Annual Family Medicine CME Weekend at The Hotel at Avalon, in Alpharetta. The meeting included family physicians, residents, and medical students, and offered the opportunity to network, participate in educational activities, and explore leading products and services. This year’s theme recognized the coming together of family medicine.

A variety of educational topics were featured offering attendees a total of 19 AAFP Prescribed credits. Some highlights include the Georgia Department of Public Health’s overview of Dementia Screening, Risk Reduction, and Paths to Diagnosis as well as a primer on the ABFM’s Clinical Registry. Additional highly rated topics included the early detection of Alzheimer’s Disease and Chronic Kidney Disease, as well as Direct Primary Care from a member’s perspective.

New this year, was an OMT Workshop, or Osteopathic Manipulation Treatment. This 4-hour workshop included hands-on work with live models, which was very useful to our osteopathic members as well as any of our physicians who are interested in this method of treatment.

This year GAFP received a total of 58 research poster submissions from pre-med and medical students, residents and physicians/fellows. Posters were accessible virtually and displayed on-site at the Annual Meeting in the Social and Information Hub. The winners in each category were then given the opportunity to present their research on the main stage during a CME session at the meeting. To read more about the Poster Competition, please visit this article.

The Social & Information Hub featured a total of 40 exhibitors and was a great way to reconnect with colleagues and partners as well as discover new vendors and technologies.  Our exhibitors were excited to connect with Georgia family physicians and gave away prizes that totaled over $500!

On Saturday evening, attendees came together for a night of (contra) dancing and friendship at the President’s Celebration and Awards Dinner. GAFP welcomed Dr. Le Church as President and we also celebrated our awardees (Amy Bailey, MD our Family Medicine Educator of the Year, and Chip Cowart, MD as our Family Physician of the Year).

Thank you to the Education & Research Committee for their hard work in planning this year’s meeting. All presentations were peer-reviewed by a member of the committee to determine appropriateness and any conflicts of interest.

The AAFP has reviewed 2023 Annual Family Medicine CME Weekend and deemed it acceptable for up to 19.00 Live AAFP Prescribed credits. Term of Approval is from 11/10/2023 to 11/12/2023. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The GAFP appreciates all attendees and industry partners for their continued support of GAFP meetings. Looking forward to 2024, make sure to mark your calendars now for the 2024 Summer Family Medicine Weekend scheduled for June 6-9, 2024, at Omni Hilton Head Resort in Hilton Head Island, SC. Additional meeting information will be available soon!

Aetna Better Health of Georgia Donates $250,000 to GHFA to Support Tar Wars and Community Health Grants

The Georgia Healthy Family Alliance (GHFA) – the foundation arm of the Georgia Academy of Family Physicians -recently received a $250,000 donation from Aetna Better Health of Georgia to support two key initiatives that will advance the health of all Georgians and combat health disparities, especially in underserved and rural communities. Aetna Better Health of Georgia Interim CEO and Market Lead Andre Greenwood (C) presented the grant check to GHFA Vice President Harry Strothers, MD (L) and GHFA President Mitzi Rubin, MD (R) at the GAFP Scientific Assembly on November 10, 2023 in Alpharetta. 

Aetna Better Health of Georgia grant funding will be dedicated to supporting the Tar Wars tobacco and vaping education and prevention program in schools around the state, with a focus on schools with a Title 1 designation. Knowing that many children receive the balance of their meals at school, this grant will allow GHFA to offer additional support to provide healthy school snacks and/or donate needed supplies for the school’s health clinic. The remaining grant funds will be distributed through GHFA’s Community and Immediate Needs grant programs. These grant projects are identified by Georgia Academy of Family Physician members who seek support for critical health needs identified in their communities across Georgia.  To make a donation or apply for a grant visit or email

GHFA Gives Back To Top Donors at 2023 GAFP Annual Meeting

GAFP EVP Fay Fulton with Dr. Jack Liao and Dr. Casey Henritz

The GHFA Board of Trustees gave top donors VIP treatment in the inaugural GHFA Donor Hospitality Room in conjunction with the GAFP Annual Meeting November 10-11 at The Hotel at Avalon in Alpharetta.

Pledges of a minimum of $500 not only gave GAFP members exclusive access to complimentary refreshments on Friday and Saturday but also contributed to better health for youth and families in communities across Georgia through our Community Health and Immediate Needs grant programs.

Special thanks to Dr. Casey Henritz, Dr. Jack Liao, Dr. Beverly Hyacinth, and Dr. Bruce LeClair for making their year-end donations on-site.

The VIP Donor Hospitality Room was just one way GHFA is reaching out to GAFP members for year-end support of our Grant Programs as well as the Tar Wars tobacco and vaping prevention program presented to more than 50,000 Georgia youth last school year.

GHFA Top Donors (from left) Dr. Mike Busman, Dr. Kennard Hood, Dr. John Vu and Dr. Sherma Peter enjoying the GHFA Donor Hospitality Room

There’s still time to  join your colleagues and make a difference in the lives of Georgia families this year! Please use the QR code below to make your year-end gift today. You can also donate online at – and click the donate button at the top of the page for your tax-deductible support!

2023 In Memoriam

As we take stock of the year that was, it’s with great somberness and deep respect that we pause to remember our esteemed colleagues that we’ve had to say goodbye to in 2023. These individuals were not just colleagues to us; they were mentors, friends, and in many ways, our work family.

Past Georgia Academy President Henry Gordon Davis Jr, MD ~ Sylvester

Past Georgia Academy President Edwin E Flournoy Jr, MD ~ Albany

Cyler D. Garner MD ~ Gordon

William Vaughn Headley MD ~ Jesup

Catherine James-Peters MD ~ Decatur

Ferdinand Vogt Kay MD ~ Macon

Teodulo M. Llorente MD ~ Rome

Paterno R. Marquez MD ~ Wake Forest, NC

John Bradford Mersereau MD ~ Canton, GA

James R. Morrow MD ~ Cumming, GA

Fredrick L. O’Neal MD ~ Rome

Onelio E. Perdomo MD ~ Duluth

Charles M. Sow MD ~ Atlanta

Maternal Health Disparities in Georgia – Survey to Family Medicine!

Emory University’s Department of GYN/OB is conducting research to characterize and address the underlying causes of maternal health disparities in Georgia. As part of this NIH-funded work, we are recruiting all Georgia-based clinicians of reproductive health care (OB/GYN, internal medicine, and family medicine physicians as well as CNMs, PAs, NPs) to take a 10-minute survey on factors that contribute to maternal health disparities. Residents and fellows are encouraged to participate.

Participants will receive a $50 eGift card for completing the survey and will be offered an opportunity to participate in a virtual focus group and receive an additional $50 incentive. Contact Sheree Boulet ( with any questions!

Link to survey:

Congratulations to AAFP’s Newest Fellows

The GAFP conferred the Degree of Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians to eleven GAFP members during the 2023 Congress of Delegates, held in conjunction with the Annual Scientific Assembly in November.

Established in 1971, the Degree of Fellow is a special honor bestowed upon AAFP members who have distinguished themselves among their colleagues by their service to family medicine and their commitment to their professional development through medical education and research.

It is important to recognize that these physicians, and thousands who have come before, have given a great deal to their communities and are dedicated to promoting excellence in health care and to the betterment of the health of the American people.  Fellows of the AAFP are champions of family medicine who help make family medicine the premier specialty in service to our communities and profession.

The GAFP proudly congratulates the following GAFP members who have joined the more than 18,000 AAFP members who have achieved this honor.

Sudha Rani Challa, MD ~ Alpharetta

Lyndsay Bass Claroni, DO ~ Taylorsville

Fred Kennard Hood, MD ~ Lake Spivey

James Kim Jo, MD ~ Atlanta

Linu Chandy Joseph, MD ~ Grayson

Ike Anthony Nwaobi, MD ~ Tyrone

Jonathan Yung-Chi Poon, MD ~ Dewy Rose

Chastity Renee Reese, DO ~ Columbus

Jun Ro, MD ~ Johns Creek

Catherine Michelle Strickland, MD ~ Rome

Nkiruka Juliana Udejiofor, MD ~ Woodstock

For more information on becoming a Fellow of the American Academy, please contact Alesa McArthur at or visit this link:

GAFP Welcomes Newly Inaugurated Members to the 2024 Board of Directors

In November, the GAFP had the privilege of swearing in new leaders to our Board of Directors and appointing Committee leadership for 2024. Please welcome our 2024 volunteer leaders.

2024 Board of Directors – Newly Inaugurated


President-Elect – Michael Satchell, MD, Leesburg (2024-2025)

Vice President – Monica Newton, DO, Gainesville (2024-2025)

Treasurer – Brian Pratt, MD, Clayton (2024-2027)

Speaker – Ellie Daniels, MD, Fayetteville (2024-2025)

Vice Speaker – Macy McNair, MD, Atlanta (2024-2025)

District Directors and Alternates

Director – District 1 – Angela Gerguis, MD, Statesboro (2023-2025)

Alternate Director – District 1 – Khaja Mohiuddin, MD, Savannah (2023-2026)

Director – District 6 – John Vu, MD, Griffin (2023-2026)

Alternate Director – District 6 – Florence Baralatei, MD, Macon (2023-2026)

Director – District 7 – Christina Douglass, MD, Armuchee (2023-2026)

Alternate Director – District 7 – Bryan Cheever, MD, Dalton (2023-2026)

AAFP COD Delegates          

AAFP Delegate – Tom Fausett, MD, Adel (2023-2025)

AAFP Alternate – Susana Alfonso, MD, Atlanta (2023-2025)

2024 Committee Leadership

Education and Research Committee – Chair, Theresa Jacobs, MD and Vice Chairs, Ken Howard, MD and Angeline Ti, MD

Finance Committee – Chair, Brian Pratt, MD and Vice Chair, Richard Wheeler, MD

Legislative Committee – Chair, Tom Fausett, MD and Vice Chair, Casey Henritz, DO

Membership Committee – Chair, Beulette Hooks, MD and Vice Chair, Ann-Gelle Carter, MD

Practice Management Committee – Chair, Christina Douglass, MD and Vice Chair, Kevin Stephens, MD

Student and Resident Recruitment Committee – Chair, Julie Dahl-Smith, DO and Vice Chair, Amy Bailey, MD

GAFP PAC Board – Chair, Sharon Rabinovitz, MD and Vice Chair, Jody Bahnmiller-Brasil, MD

The GAFP is proud to welcome our new Board members and Committee Chairs/Vice Chairs. Thank you to our volunteer leaders who take the time to serve on work groups, committees, and the Board of Directors. Our Academy is strong because of the volunteer efforts of our members.

Georgia Academy of Family Physicians Welcomes New President Dr. Samuel L. “Le” Church

The Georgia Academy of Family Physicians (GAFP) is pleased to announce the inauguration of Dr. Samuel L. “Le” Church as its new president during the 2023 Annual Meeting held on November 11-12 at the Avalon Hotel in Alpharetta.

Dr. Church, a family physician based in Hiawassee, GA, joins a prestigious group of physicians at the forefront of initiatives, education, resources, and advocacy efforts aimed at better-serving family physicians and their patients.

“I feel privileged to be chosen as the leader for GAFP,” says Dr. Church. “The organization’s inventive approach and unwavering commitment to the well-being of Georgians has brought us here, and I am ecstatic to spearhead such an outstanding organization.”

In addition to his experience as a practicing physician, Dr. Church has a strong passion for teaching. He serves as a core faculty member for the Northeast Georgia Medical Center Family Medicine Residency and as Adjunct Faculty for the AU/UGA Medical Partnership School of Medicine.

Dr. Church is frequently invited to speak and teach at medical practices, residency programs, hospital systems, and regional and national conferences. He has also been a regular contributor to several national publications.

Throughout his career, Dr. Church has held various advisory roles within the American Academy of Family Physicians. He currently serves on the American Medical Association’s CPT Editorial Panel and will be taking on the role of chair for the AMA Vaccine and Immunoglobulin Coding Committee.

Dr. Church noted, “Being involved in leadership roles has provided me an extraordinary opportunity to influence important decisions, and my new role as the president of GAFP will allow me to contribute further to our medical community.”

2023 Research Poster Competition Results

This year GAFP received a total of 58 research poster submissions from pre-med students, medical students, residents, and physicians/fellows. Posters were accessible virtually to attendees and displayed on-site at the Annual Meeting in the Social and Information Hub. The winners were then given the opportunity to present their research on the main stage during a CME session.

GAFP is excited to share the research poster competition winners and their abstracts:

Patients’ Use of the Federally Qualified Health Center Mobile App and Online Patient Portal in Southwest GA
Alexandra McComas (pre-medical student) at SOWEGA AHEC
Additional Author(s) – Loulie Hattaway, Jeramie Stokes

Abstract – Healthcare Information Technology (HIT) refers to developed IT systems, artificial intelligence, & medical devices that are used to store, share, and analyze health information. HIT is currently being used to improve many aspects of the healthcare system from healthcare professional and patient perspectives. Examples such as mobile applications and online patient portals enable patients to schedule appointments, pay balances, refill prescriptions, and access lab results. HIT has been proven to improve the quality of care in patients at Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs). To study the effect of mobile apps and patient portals, a cross-sectional survey was conducted with patients over the age of 18 receiving care at an FQHC in Albany, GA. There is a significant correlation between awareness and use of HIT with factors such as race, age, education, etc. The findings suggest that patients who understand the benefits are more likely to use this HIT. The study also suggests that there are opportunities that can increase the awareness of mobile and web-based portals.

The Effects of External Jugular Compression on Brain Structure and Function in Traumatic Brain Injury Patients
Zach Brieck (medical student) at Mercer Savannah
Additional Author(s) – Kathryn Batchler and John Ashby

Abstract-Objective: Literature review analyzing the effects of a jugular vein compression collar on brain composition and function following periods of physical impacts to the head.

Methods: Data sources: PubMed Database. Study selection: 17 original studies analyzing the physical and cognitive effects between groups assigned to wear a jugular vein compression collar and their relative controls by comparing neuroimages of the brain and cognitive function tests before and after head impacts.

Results: Following review of 38 articles, 17 studies met inclusion criteria. In terms of brain

composition, neuroimaging and data showed significant post-trauma differences in white matter changes, histological markers of degeneration, and risk of hemorrhage between those that did not wear a collar and those that did. Functionally, differences in EEG and fMRI changes were significantly more present in subjects who wore the collar compared those that did not. Task accuracy between subjects who wore the collar and those who did not had mixed results, but response time was not affected by collar use.

Conclusion: Our review of the 17 studies indicates that there is a level of protection to the brain, both compositionally and functionally, that results from wearing a jugular vein compression collar during periods of impact to the head that was not evident in the controls. While external protection such as helmets have proven beneficial in reducing brain injury, these findings suggest a role for additional “internal” protection in significantly decreasing the incidence of microtraumas and the effects of subconcussive impacts.

Dearth of Psychiatric Resources for Pregnant Women in Georgia
Jungwon Choi, MD (resident) at Emory University
Additional Author(s) – Dr. Ambar Kulshreshtha

Abstract – For the past few years, Georgia has had one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the U.S. One of the leading causes of maternal mortality are mental health conditions, but very few pregnant patients with psychiatric conditions are receiving any form of treatment. This is concerning given the significant number of adverse outcomes that can occur in pregnant women who suffer from psychiatric illnesses, including premature delivery, fetal distress and several other obstetric and neonatal complications. One patient case at Emory University is about a pregnant patient with bipolar disorder complicated by psychosis and delusions. She had a very prolonged stay in the hospital due to a lack of psychiatric facilities in the state that were able to care for pregnant patients. For several months, she stayed in the same antepartum room as providers gave her psychotropics and provided the prenatal care she should’ve received on an outpatient basis. Although keeping the patient inpatient was deemed medically necessary for both the patient and fetus’s health, the patient’s prolonged stay certainly utilized a significant amount of hospital resources and was, at times, emotionally distressing for the patient herself. The antepartum floor is not best suited for a patient who has specific obstetric and psychiatric needs. Pregnant women with psychiatric illnesses deserve the same access to treatment as their non-pregnant counterparts. Hopefully, this case report will shed light on how we need to work to improve the current healthcare system to support this vulnerable population.

MRSA Outbreak in High School Athletics
Rachel Latremouille, MD (resident), Augusta University
Additional Author(s) – Tracy Phan, DO, Emma Ratchford, ATC, Rebecca Goldman, ATC, Lisa Branon, ATC, Christopher Ledford, MD

Abstract – Staphylococcus aureus is a common cause skin infections. Infections are usually limited to boils or abscesses however it can lead to more serious infections and even hospitalization. Athletes participating in contact sports are at increased risk of infection with MRSA due to direct skin trauma, skin to skin contact, and frequent contact with playing surfaces. Improper sanitary measures such as infrequent washing of jerseys and equipment or sharing of personal items such as razors, soap, and ointments can lead to a MRSA outbreak within a sports team and community.

An outbreak of MRSA among a local high school football team was suspected by an outreach athletic trainer of Augusta University health. Initially, student athletes were treated with varying antibiotics or antifungals of variable duration and return to play protocols. The sport medicine outreach leadership team promptly updated its MRSA prevention and treatment guidelines which detailed sport specific sanitation, local antibiogram, and guidelines for return to play. The immediate dissemination of validated information allowed for mobilization of staff members and families who then played an integral part in minimizing disease spread. Additionally, teamwork between the athletic trainers, coaching staff, athletic department leadership and sports medicine staff as well as the quick dissemination of these guidelines lead to end of the spread and, ultimately, resolution of the outbreak.

Unilateral Hyperintensity in the Basal Ganglia/Striata: A Case Study of Nonketotic Hyperglycemia
Florence Baralatei, MD; Aparna Satsangi, MD (GAFP active member physician)

Abstract: Nonketotic hyperglycemia (NKH) is a rare but potentially reversible cause of acute chorea associated with uncontrolled hyperglycemia. [2] The most common cause of hemichorea hemiballismus syndrome is the vascular insult in the contralateral striatum or subthalamic nucleus. However, it can occur secondary to a variety of other causes like tumors, encephalitis, neurodegenerative disorders, drugs, ipsilateral chronic subdural hemorrhage, and metabolic disorders such as non-ketotic hyperglycemia. [4] This case study presents an 84-year-old female patient with a history of poorly controlled type 2 diabetes who developed sudden onset hemichorea due to a developed LEFT unilateral T1 hyperintensity in the basal ganglia/striata sparing the internal capsule, and how her symptoms improved with treatment. This phenomenon is rare and should be considered as a differential diagnosis, especially in elderly patients with a history of poorly controlled DM II. . [3]

Thank you to all who participated in the poster competition as all submissions were exceptional and deserve recognition. Congrats again to this year’s winners – Alexandra McComas, Zach Brieck, Dr. Jungwon Choi, Dr. Rachel Latremouille, and Dr. Florence Baralatei as an honorable mention in our active member category. Please visit the GAFP ePosters site to explore all of the posters that participated in this year’s competition.

Vaccines for Children (VFC) Annual Recertification

Annual VFC recertification for 2023 will be done online through GRITS. GRITS data will be used to pre-populate the information on the VFC Provider Agreement and the VFC Provider profile.

Recertification is due by December 20, 2023.

  • 30-day email reminder will be sent November 20, 2023.
  • 15-day email reminder will be sent December 5, 2023.

If you will not be able to complete recertification by the due date, please let the VFC Program know as soon as possible.  The primary and backup VFC vaccine coordinators are required to complete the following webinar trainings provided by the CDC annually:

  • You Call the Shots module on Vaccines for Children
  • You Call the Shots module on Vaccine Storage and Handling

To find these trainings, please visit:

When Immunization Regional Consultants conduct VFC Compliance site visits, they will ask to see the following documents as part of the VFC recertification process:

  • Completed You Call the Shot Training certificates.
  • Current Vaccine Emergency Plans
  • Thermometer Calibration certificates

Secure Your Spot for the 2024 Day at the State Capitol & Prep Session

Get ready to make a difference! We’re excited to invite you to the “2024 Day at the State Capitol & Prep Session” on Monday, January 29 (virtual) and Tuesday, January 30, 2024. This two-day event is your chance to engage with policymakers, learn valuable advocacy skills, and champion the causes that matter most for family physicians and our patients.

Event Schedule:

Virtual Prep Session (Georgia Academy Members Only):

  • Date: Monday, January 29
  • Time: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
  • Location: Virtual

Advocacy Day at the Capitol:

  • Date: Tuesday, January 30
  • Time: 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Location: Sloppy Floyd Veterans Building (Next Door to Capitol) and Georgia State Capitol

Why Attend?

  1. Virtual Prep Session: Join us on January 29th for an interactive virtual session. Get insights, tips, and prepare for meaningful conversations at the Capitol.
  2. Advocacy Day: On January 30th, take your advocacy to the next level. Engage with legislators, share your perspectives, and contribute to shaping policies that impact our community.
  3. Convenient Location: The event will be held at the Sloppy Floyd Veterans Building (Next Door to the Capitol) and the Georgia State Capitol, making it easy for you to actively participate.  Residents and Medical Students are eligible for a small travel stipend (up to $75 to offset mileage and parking).

Limited Spots Available:

Spaces are limited, so don’t miss your chance to be part of this impactful event. Register now to secure your spot and make your voice heard.

How to Register: Visit to register for this important event. Early registration is recommended!

Mark Your Calendar:

  • Virtual Prep Session: Monday, January 29, 2024, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
  • Advocacy Day: Tuesday, January 30, 2024, 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Let’s come together and advocate for positive change. We look forward to your active participation!

Tentative Agenda

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.      Registration/ Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.    Keynote Speakers
Invited:  Governor Brian Kemp, Medicaid Commissioner Russel Carlson, Behavioral Health & Develop Disabilities Commissioner Kevin Tanner     

10:15 a.m. – Noon    Legislative Visits at the Capitol
12:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.    Lunch and Briefings by Key Legislators