Learn More

The Georgia Home Visiting Program represents a milestone in the development and implementation of comprehensive, community-based systems for expectant parents, children birth to age five, and their families in Georgia. Our approach reflects the best thinking of many Georgia child and family-focused state agencies, community organizations, and leaders in the fields of health, social services, early childhood education, family economic self-sufficiency, and community economic development. 

The Georgia Home Visiting Program is an approach which requires service providers to build collaborative partnerships that allow families to be served in a systematic and coordinated way. It is also an initiative that is unfolding in various stages in communities across Georgia. Currently, fifteen counties receive federal funding from the Georgia Department of Public Health to embed evidence-based home-visiting in their local Great Start Georgia systems. This funding affords Georgia the opportunity to create a statewide home visiting infrastructure to expand and improve existing home visiting services, to more effectively replicate evidence-based home visiting models, and to link home visiting to other community efforts focused on promoting optimal early childhood health and development. Other communities in Georgia are using existing resources to develop the system one step at a time.

Please contact Michelle Lanier at mlanier@uga.edu or 706.247.5694 if you have questions.