Support early childhood mental health services by:
- ensuring young children and their families are appropriately included in mental health legislation
- implementing the Behavioral Health Reform and Innovation Commission’s 2022 recommendations
- bolstering efforts to build the early childhood mental health workforce and increase access to developmentally appropriate mental health services
Healthy social-emotional growth in infants and toddlers provides an essential foundation for early learning, school readiness, and long-term success.
Support the Georgia Department of Public Health’s Maternal Child Health Programs by:
- investing in reimbursement rate increases for the Babies Can’t Wait workforce, which can include physical
therapists, speech therapists, occupational therapists, special instructors, and service coordinators
- allowing Medicaid reimbursement for the Georgia Home Visiting Program. Evidence-based home visiting
connects caregivers with a trained professional who supports them during the early stages of raising a family.
Early intervention cultivates developmentally appropriate skills, contributing to the likelihood that children will succeed in the K-12 system and attain self-sufficiency as an adult.