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March 22, 2016
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Georgia Watch Now a Leapfrog Group Regional Roll-Out for the Metro Atlanta area
Georgia Watch is proud to announce a new partnership with The Leapfrog Group to encourage hospital transparency, promote patient safety, and educate healthcare consumers.  The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American healthcare. "We want to empower Georgia consumers with hospital safety and quality data that can help them make the best decisions possible about their care," said Health Access Program Director Beth Stephens.  Read more about this new partnership on our blog.
Want to Become a Leader in Consumer Protection Education? 
With data breaches, an increase in cases of identity theft, and more information shared online than ever before, it's important to know how to identify, prevent and report scams. Join us for a one-day 'Train-the-Trainer' workshop in your region and learn best practices in how to educate your clients, patrons, or students on these important topics. 

Six Training Opportunities in April:
  • Jesup, GA, Tuesday, April 20, 2016
  • Sandy Springs, GA, Thursday, April 21, 2016
  • Statesboro, GA, Friday, April 22, 2016
  • Albany, GA, Monday, April 25, 2016
  • Gainesville, GA, Wednesday, April 27, 2016
  • Milledgeville, GA, Friday, April 29, 2016


Progress on the Military Consumer Protection Guide: Focus Groups Around Georgia
Soldiers at Fort Stewart share thoughts on priority consumer issues to include in the Military Consumer Protection Guide.
In February, Georgia Watch worked with the Attorney General's Office, the Consumer Protection Unit, and Army Community Service, Airman & Family Readiness Centers and installation legal teams to organize focus groups across Georgia. These sessions took place at: Fort Benning (Columbus, GA), Fort Stewart (Hinesville, GA), Hunter Army Airfield (Savannah, GA), and Moody Air Force Base (Valdosta, GA). Participants included soldiers, airmen, spouses, retirees and staff of Army Community Service and Airman and Family Readiness Center. Georgia Watch also worked with partners to create a dynamic and engaging focus group structure to garner the greatest feedback on the content, scope, style, format and access points for the guide. Learn More>
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