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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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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 »


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.

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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.

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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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Georgia Health News RSS

Georgia Public Health Officials Worry About Palcohol - WTVC

Health rankings report shows how Southwest Georgia fares - The Albany Herald

Heroin's hold -- Nationwide rise in overdoses hits close to home in Forsyth County - Forsyth County News Online

Statement Released: Department of Public Health Removes Files From ... -

Videos On End-Of-Life Choices Ease Tough Conversation - GPB

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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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The 86th Annual GPHA Meeting & Conference

April 13-14, 2015 in Atlanta, GA

Hilton Atlanta Downtown

Registration is Open!

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Conference Details
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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.

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