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Why Join GPHA?
The Georgia Public Health Association is the largest group of public health professionals in the Southeast. Becoming a GPHA member gives you access to a network of more than 1,000 other public health professionals, and opportunities for continuing education, recognition and awards, scholarships and much more. The members of GPHA are dedicated to promoting and protecting the health of Georgians, and we can achieve even more when we work together.
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2015 Legislative Priorities
Georgia Public Health Association supports:
• Hold harmless funding in the FY2016 budget for those counties that would otherwise lose General Grant-in-Aid funding under the new distribution formula adopted in 2011.
• Increasing the total amount of Formula Grant-in-Aid dollars distributed to counties.
• Adequate funding and resources to support our local public health workforce in preventing disease, promoting wellness and preparing for emergencies.
• A $1.00 per pack cigarette tax increase, or similar legislation that may be offered, including increased taxes on other tobacco products.
• Programs for the treatment and prevention of childhood obesity.
• Telehealth and telemedicine programs in rural areas.
• Programs and funding that will help stabilize and revitalize healthcare facilities and workforce in the rural areas of Georgia.
• Graduate Medical Education incentives that are designed to persuade primary care professionals to practice in Georgia and especially in rural areas of the state.
• The ongoing modernization of the Office of Vital Records.
• Capital funding that would enable the “enterprise systems modernization” at the Department of Public Health.
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Legislative Report for Feb. 5 Feb 08 2016
This week’s report includes an update on public health legislation regarding the regulation of fireworks, HIV Test Consent, Meningococcal Disease Vaccinations and more.
Legislative Report for January 29 Jan 29 2016
Scott Maxwell, legislative liaison for GPHA, provided an update about recent legislative activity. His update includes a summary of the Governor’s amended FY 2017 state budget, as well as several other issues concerning public health.
Legislative Report for January 22 Jan 22 2016
This week’s legislative report includes information about the legislative session timetable, budget/economy discussions, as well as an update on public health bills.
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March 22-23, 2016 in Atlanta, GA
Hilton Atlanta Downtown
Registration is Open!
Preventive Medicine Conference 2016
The Preventive Medicine 2016 conference by the American College of Preventive Medicine will be held in Washington , DC, February 24-27. The conference is the premier event for professionals in disease prevention and health promotion.
National Public Health Week
National Public Health Week is April 4-10, 2016, and a great time to raise awareness in your community about public health issues.
Resources and Grant Opportunities
We have links to some grant opportunities and research awards available to public health professionals. Visit our Resources page for more information.