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2014 Legislative Priorities
• Increase the amount of Formula Grant-in-Aid dollars distributed to counties.
• Provide the hold harmless funding in the FY 2015 budget for those counties that lose under the new distribution formula adopted in the fall of 2011.
• Provide adequate funding and resources to support local public health workforce in preventing disease, promoting wellness and preparing for emergencies.
• Support the $1 per pack cigarette tax, or similar legislation that may be offered. Support increased taxes on other tobacco products as well.
• Support programs for the treatment and prevention of childhood obesity.
• Support telehealth and telemedicine programs to rural areas.
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Now Accepting Nominations for Sellers-McCroan Award Dec 04 2013
The Georgia Public Health Association is now accepting nominations for the 2013 Sellers-McCroan Award. The Award is presented annually to an individual or group whose work has had significant impact on epidemiology and/or laboratory services at the state, district or county levels; in academia; or in hospitals.
GPHA Awards and Nomination Forms Nov 25 2013
Help your colleague get well-deserved recognition! Nominations are being accepted for GPHA Section Awards. The nomination deadline is December 30, 2013.
Sen. Unterman Recognized for her Work in Public Health Nov 20 2013
Georgia Senator Renee Unterman is receiving national recognition for public health advocacy, and has been named Legislator of the Year by the National Association of Local Boards of Health (NALBOH). GPHA nominated Sen. Unterman for the award.
GPHA Award Nomination Forms
One of the benefits of membership with the Georgia Public Health Association is the ability to nominate individuals or groups for the various awards GPHA bestows. Nominations are now being accepted.
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March 10-11, 2014 in Atlanta, GA
Hilton Atlanta Downtown
Workshop abstracts are now being accepted! Visit our conference page for more details.
Coastal Health District BOH Training
Board of Health members from the Coastal Health District are invited to register for a Board of Health training workshop. The workshop will be held Tuesday, December 10th in Hinesville.
Partner Up! for Public Health
Partner Up! for Public Health is a statewide advocacy campaign funded by Healthcare Georgia Foundation and designed to advance public health in Georgia. Today public health is threatened as never before by the adverse effects of the recession on top of years of deep budget cuts. Whether conservative or liberal… urban or rural… rich or poor… all Georgians have a stake in public health because it can save lives and money. Together, we can do better… and we must. Stay informed and see how you can get involved at www.TogetherWeCanDoBetter.com.