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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.
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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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Legislative Update for March 20 Mar 20 2015
This week’s legislative report includes an update on the proposed cigarette tax increase and other health funding matters.
Legislative Report: Crossover Day Mar 19 2015
Friday was “crossover day” at the General Assembly, the deadline for a bill to pass out of its house of origin, or be set aside until next session. This update includes information on legislation to ban smoking in cars with children, the sale of fireworks and more.
Dekalb Public Health Receives $45,000 Grant for Oral Health
The Georgia Department of Public Health’s Oral Health Prevention Program and Dekalb County Board of Health received a $45,000 grant from the Renaissance Family Foundation. The grant will be used for equipment and supplies to expand the school-based sealant program.
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Your donation to GPHA contributes to the education and training of a network of more than 1,000 public health professionals and advocates. 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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April 13-14, 2015 in Atlanta, GA
Hilton Atlanta Downtown
Registration is Open!
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.