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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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Get Connected with Public Health Week Online Chats, Webinars Apr 09 2014
April 7-13 is National Public Health Week, and the American Public Health Association is offering several opportunities to connect with other people who are passionate about public health.
Chatham County Health Department Achieves LEED Gold Status Apr 08 2014
A new Chatham County Health Department facility in Savannah is the first in the southeastern US to achieve Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Gold status.
Public Health Students Encouraged to Submit Abstracts for National Conference Apr 01 2014
Public Health students are invited to submit abstracts to present at the 142nd Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association in New Orleans in November. The deadline for submitting poster abstracts is May 15, 2014.
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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.
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.