Posted inHealth, Mental Health

Confess Project Uses Barbershops to Cut Stigma of Black Mental Health

This story comes from our partners at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. For more on the news, trends and events shaping Black culture in Atlanta, sign up for the Unapologetically ATL newsletter and read more here. Samuel Glickman was worried when one of his clients stopped coming in for his regular haircuts last year. Glickman’s Privado barbershop — located on […]

Posted inHealth, Reproductive Health

Emory Midtown’s Labor and Delivery Service Scrutinized After Viral TikTok

When Latasha Gomiller, a southwest Atlanta resident, contacted Emory University Hospital Midtown for her scheduled induction on Aug. 31, she was stunned by the “rude” response she received from the person who answered the phone. With a dismissive tone, the person curtly stated that all the beds were full in the labor and delivery unit. […]

Posted inHealth, Reproductive Health

Despite Temporary ‘Sigh of Relief,’ State Supreme Court Upholds Abortion Law

The state’s highest court just ruled to keep Georgia’s six-week abortion ban in place, ending a short-lived victory for abortion rights advocates.  Last Tuesday, a Fulton County Superior Judge ruled the law, HB481, passed in 2019 unconstitutional since it was passed while Roe v. Wade was still in effect. Robert McBurney, the judge in the […]

Posted inHealth, Health Equity

Could Medicaid Expansion Have Saved AMC From Closing?

In a letter sent Tuesday to Georgia’s Democratic congressional delegation, Gov. Brian Kemp said that Medicaid expansion would not have stopped Wellstar’s decision to close Atlanta Medical Center. Kemp maintains Medicaid expansion instead may have been detrimental to AMC’s longevity.  “It would hurt both patients and providers because, as you know, healthcare providers actually lose […]