Georgia Department of Human Resources • Office of Communications • Dena J. Smith, Press Secretary
Two Peachtree Street, NW • Suite 29.426 • Atlanta, Georgia 30303-3142 Phone: 404-656-4937 • Fax: 404-
DHR PRESS KIT (updated April 10, 2007)
This press kit includes:
• About DHR
• Links to DHR Reports, Statistics and Fact Sheets
• DHR Organization Chart
• Fiscal Year 2008 Budget Proposals
• Fiscal year 2008 Budget Presentation
The Georgia Department of Human Resources was created in 1972 by the General Assembly in the
Governmental Reorganization Act of 1972. The Act, sponsored by then Governor Jimmy Carter, consolidated the
Departments of Public Health, Family and Children Services and other agencies into a comprehensive health and
social services agency. DHR touches the lives of all Georgians by providing about 80 programs that ensure their
health and welfare.
DHR manages programs that control the spread of disease, enable older people to live at home longer, prevent
children from developing lifelong disabilities, protect children from abuse and neglect, provide families with a
variety of financial and non-financial supports, train single parents to find and hold jobs, and help people with
mental or physical disabilities live and work in their communities.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Links to DHR Reports, Statistics and Fact Sheets
DFCS Key Performance Indicators and Results (http://126.96.36.199/ocs/Portal/jan04.pdf)
An abbreviated version of the report shows the latest statistics on adult and child abuse cases, caseworker caseloads,
and other topics related to the performance of the Division of Family and Children Services.
West Nile virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) (http://health.state.ga.us/epi/vbd/mosquito.shtml)
Several mosquito-borne viruses circulate in Georgia each year and are capable of causing disease in humans and
other animals. Mosquito-borne viruses are most active late spring through early fall in Georgia.