Serving the youngest and most vulnerable

Despite the availability of PeachCare, Georgia's program to provide coverage to poor children who don’t qualify for Medicaid, one of every nine children in the state is uninsured.

Serving the youngest and most vulnerable

The demands of diabetes

Doing what can be done

Children whose health care would otherwise fall through the cracks find a safety net in the services provided by Emory physicians in partnership with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, a hospital system affiliated with Emory’s medical school that is the largest provider of pediatric care in the country (see page 40 for more details).

 The Emory-Children’s Center (ECC), for example, is a joint venture between Emory and Children’s that constitutes the largest pediatric multi-specialty group physician practice in Georgia. The ECC also leverages research resources between the two institutions to maximize potential benefit and application to patients. 

Emory pediatricians also care for young patients at Grady Hospital, especially in highly specialized programs such as the burn unit, and in the neonatal intensive care unit at Emory University Hospital Midtown.


Georgia Numbers* 

  • 300,000 uninsured children
  • ranks 5th out of 50 states in number of uninsured children

*from recent census data, which does not reflect blows to the U.S. economy that became manifest in the latter half of 2008


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