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Lanier Tech hosted a "Great Diaper Give-away Day" to help young, student parents at the College.
The event was to provide diapers and relevant healthcare information that could benefit their new family. Lanier Tech partnered with Amerigroup Healthcare to provide a proactive approach to promoting longterm healthcare for young families. Additionally, the proactive approach helps to keep every one "well" and attending their college classes.
Amerigroup Healthcare in North Georgia provided the diapers and the healthcare info. Kim Frisbie, Account Manager with Amerigroup Healthcare, was on-hand to work with the young parents. Amerigroup Healthcare is one of three Healthcare Plans in Georgia serving Medicaid, Peachcare for Kids, and Planning for Healthy Babies eligibles. The other plans are WellCare and Peachstate.
The great diaper give-away was an outstanding success. Students came from far and wide to receive the free diapers, information for their new families, and to enjoy a free snack.
Kim Frisbie was on-hand to share benefit information and answer questions.
If eligible, Medicaid recipients receive medical, vision, and dental coverage along with a host of value added benefits, which are different with each plan.
Amerigroup offers free over-the-counter medicine, breast pumps for new moms (to help ensure that they take care of their baby, but also to help ensure that the new mom stays in college. Also, Amerigroup provides free memberships to the Boys and Girls Club to help provide with after school child care. In many cases, tutoring is available at the club.
Ric English, Student Government Vice President, answering questions.
Kari Register, Lanier Tech's Coordinator of Special Populations, said students attended a morning or afternoon session of the "great diaper give-away". Register added that Lanier Tech's social media and that of the students themselves greatly increased awareness of the event, and really helped students take advantage of the event.
Amerigroup's Kim Frisbie noted that the event was so successful that Amerigroup intends to return to Lanier Tech to replicate the "great diaper giveaway" in the Fall.
Lanier Technical College offers over 40 programs of study in some of the nation's fastest-growing career fields including healthcare, energy, business and industry, and public or private service. More information about Lanier Technical College may be obtained by calling 770.533.7000 or by visiting www.laniertech.edu. Lanier Technical College is a Unit of the Technical College System of Georgia.