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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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2016 Policy Positions
GPHA supports programs and funding to protect and promote the public’s health throughout the state, including:
• Facilities and infrastructure improvements
• Workforce development, including enhancements to recruitment, retention and succession efforts
• Adequate cadre budget funding to attract and maintain competent leadership positions in District Public Health Offices
• Incentives for primary care professionals to practice in Georgia and especially in rural areas of the state
• Telehealth, telemedicine and teledenistry programs
• Hold harmless funding in the FY 2017 budget for those counties that would otherwise lose General Grant-in-Aid funding under the distribution formula adopted in 2011
• Continued health inspections of public swimming pools
• Funding to increase the early detection and treatment of autism, and programs to enhance early brain development
• A $1.00 per pack cigarette tax increase, raising the legal age to purchase tobacco products, or similar legislation that may be offered.
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Public Health “Thank You” Day Nov 22 2016
The Monday before Thanksgiving is Public Health Thank You Day, a time to recognize public health professionals in our communities.
GPHA Receives Accreditation Support Grant Nov 18 2016
The American Public Health Association has awarded funding to six Affiliates with support from the Office of State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to conduct activities that prepare local, tribal, state and territorial health departments for national public health accreditation. The Georgia Public Health Association was one of the affiliates to receive the grant.
Be a Presenter at our 2017 Conference: Deadline Dec. 1 Nov 02 2016
Are you interested in being a presenter during our next conference, April 11-12, 2017 in Atlanta? Then we invite you to submit an abstract outlining your workshop or presentation idea. The deadline for submission of an abstract is Dec. 1, 2016.
GPHA Legacy and Section Awards & Sellers-McCroan 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. Click here for information and to download the award nomination forms.
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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 11-12, 2017
Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel
Georgia Clearing the Air Conference, Nov. 30, 2016
The Georgia Tobacco Use Prevention Program in collaboration with the Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights (ANR Foundation) is thrilled to bring the Clearing the Air: An Institute for Policy Advocacy to Georgia where training on strategies around smoke-free policy will be provided. The institute will take place on November 30 in Atlanta.
￼￼Environmental Microbiology: Control of Foodborne and Waterborne Diseases
This is a course on the surveillance of foodborne and waterborne diseases designed for public health practitioners and other students interested in the safety of food and water. The course will be held at Emory, January 3-7, 2017.
Public Health Workforce Development Workshop: NEW DATE
Join public health professionals for this one-day workshop on Public Health Workforce Development, January 18, 2017 at Georgia Southern University’s Jiann Ping Hsu College of Public Health in Statesboro.
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.