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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. Learn More »

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Looking for a program for your next Board of Health meeting? Is your Health Department seeking national accreditation? Are you stumped by parliamentary procedures when your board meets?

Then check out our Board of Health training videos - we have answers!

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.

Public Health Jobs

Looking for a job in public health? Check here for featured job opportunities which may be of interest to our Georgia Public Health Association members. Read More »

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Award Nomination Deadline Extended! Aug 12 2014

There is still time to nominate outstanding affiliate members for the American Public Health Association’s Award for Excellence, Outstanding Affiliate of the Year, and Outstanding Student Award! The deadline has been extended to August 15!

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Kresge Foundation: Seeking Nominations for Leadership Development Initiative Aug 06 2014

The Kresge Foundation is seeking nominations for Emerging Leaders in Public Health, a new leadership development initiative designed to equip local public health officers with the knowledge and skills they need to effectively lead their agencies in the changing health care environment.

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Save with Early-Bird Registration for the APHA Meeting Aug 04 2014

If you’re planning to attend the 142nd Annual Meeting and Expo of the American Public Health Association this year, register this month for early-bird savings! The meeting and expo will be held Nov. 15-19 in New Orleans, LA. Early-bird registration ends on August 28, and you can save more than $115 by registering early.

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Georgia Health News RSS

Georgia Happenings - Florida Times-Union

Officials: Ebola poses no threat in Georgia - Rome News-Tribune

Southwest Georgia public health officials pushing immunization awareness - The Albany Herald

WHO: Ebola outbreak is a public health emergency - Rome News-Tribune

Zucchinis snuck onto notable porches in Athens as part of public health campaign - Online Athens

Upcoming Events RSS

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The 86th Annual GPHA Meeting & Conference

April 13-14, 2015 in Atlanta, GA

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APHA Annual Meeting, Nov. 15-19

The American Public Health Association’s Annual Meeting will be held in New Orleans this November. The meeting program addresses current and emerging health science, policy, and practice issues in an effort to prevent disease and promote health.

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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.

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