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Federal/State:Georgia
Bill:GA Senate Resolution 947 - Develop Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation
Summary:Would develop a Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation (HWCF), acknowledging that obesity is a serious and complex issue that requires a joint effort of individuals, health professionals, businesses, and governments to solve. The HWCF would create a national, multiyear effort designed to help reduce obesity in the United States by 2015 by bringing together retailers, food, and beverage manufacturers, restaurants, sporting goods and insurance companies, trade associations and non-governmental organizations (NG
Sponsor(s):Senator Renee Unterman (R)
Status:
As of 2/24/2014: For status updates, visit the state legislature's website.

Federal/State:Georgia
Bill:GA SR 1121 - Encourage Department of Community Health to report/prevent diabetes
Summary:Would encourage the Department of Community Health and the Department of Public Health to collaborate and develop a report of Georgia's strategic action steps to prevent and control diabetes.
Sponsor(s):Judson Hill (R) (co-sponsor Lester Jackson)
Status:
As of 3/25/2014: Adopted March 18, 2014
As of 3/24/2014: Adopted March 18, 2014

Federal/State:Georgia
Bill:GA HR 1829 - Would encourage state to create a strategic plan to prevent diabetes
Summary:Would encourage the Department of Community Health and Department of Public Health to collaborate and develop a report of Georgia's strategic action steps to prevent and control diabetes.
Sponsor(s):Matt Ramsey (R) (co-sponsor: Henry Howard, Ben Watson, Stacey Abrams, Matt Hatchett, Allen Peake)
Status:
As of 3/25/2014: For status updates, visit the state legislature's website.

Federal/State:Georgia
Bill:GA HR 1829 - Would encourage state to create a strategic plan to prevent diabetes
Summary:Would encourage the Department of Community Health and the Department of Public Health to collaborate and develop a report of Georgia's strategic action steps to prevent and control diabetes.
Sponsor(s):Matt Ramsey, Henry Howard, Ben Watson, Stacy Abrams, Matt Hatchett, Allen Peake
Status:
As of 3/25/2014: For status updates, visit the state legislature's website.

Federal/State:Georgia
Bill:GA HR 1894 - Commending the "Black Men Run" program
Summary:Black Men Run is an organization that encourages distance running among its membership and spreads awareness about the positive impact the sport has on issues like hypertension, diabetes, and obesity. This bill recognizes and commends Black Men Run for its efforts in raising awareness about major health issues affecting African American men and express to the organization their most sincere best wishes for continued success.
Sponsor(s):Roger Bruce, Virgil Fludd, Kimberly Alexander, David Wilkerson, Howard Mosby, Calvin Smyre
Status:
As of 3/25/2014: Adopted on March 18, 2014