Tag: Brenda Fitzgerald

Talking to babies and toddlers will nourish their brains and improve their chances for literacy, said Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald when she spoke to TEDx Atlanta.  Language distinguishes humans from every other species. Children learn to read through third grade and read to learn after third grade.  This matters because seventy percent of Georgia children of all ages cannot read at the third grade level.  Fitzgerald is Georgia Department of Public Health commissioner and former chair of the Georgia Public Policy Foundation board.  This speech is a great resource for everyone who wants to understand what can be done to give every child a better start.  … View Article
By Benita M. Dodd Benita M. Dodd, Vice President, Georgia Public Policy Foundation Money is tight and physicians are in short supply in many Georgia counties, so innovation and ingenuity are the keys in dealing with health coverage mandates required under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act commonly referred to as ObamaCare.  In January, State Public Health Commissioner Brenda Fitzgerald announced that she plans to roll out “telemedicine” carts in public health centers across the state. These centers already are wired for teleconferencing between physicians and patients, many of whom are in rural areas with no or limited access to the specialists congregating in urban areas. Adding cameras, computers and medical equipment would allow real-time, long-distance consultations and… View Article

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