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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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2015 Legislative Priorities
Georgia Public Health Association supports:
• Hold harmless funding in the FY2016 budget for those counties that would otherwise lose General Grant-in-Aid funding under the new distribution formula adopted in 2011.
• Increasing the total amount of Formula Grant-in-Aid dollars distributed to counties.
• Adequate funding and resources to support our local public health workforce in preventing disease, promoting wellness and preparing for emergencies.
• A $1.00 per pack cigarette tax increase, or similar legislation that may be offered, including increased taxes on other tobacco products.
• Programs for the treatment and prevention of childhood obesity.
• Telehealth and telemedicine programs in rural areas.
• Programs and funding that will help stabilize and revitalize healthcare facilities and workforce in the rural areas of Georgia.
• Graduate Medical Education incentives that are designed to persuade primary care professionals to practice in Georgia and especially in rural areas of the state.
• The ongoing modernization of the Office of Vital Records.
• Capital funding that would enable the “enterprise systems modernization” at the Department of Public Health.
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DEADLINE EXTENDED: Call for Abstracts for our 2016 Conference Oct 01 2015
We have extended the deadline for submission of abstracts for on-site and poster presentations for the GPHA 87th Annual Meeting & Conference. The NEW deadline for abstract submission is Friday, October 9th at 5 p.m.
Now Available: New Funding Opportunity for Local Health Department Accreditation Preparation Support Aug 31 2015
NACCHO is pleased to announce a funding opportunity for local health departments (LHDs) to engage in accreditation readiness activities. The 2015– 2016 Accreditation Support Initiative (ASI) awards are intended to stimulate quality improvement and promote LHD readiness to seek voluntary national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board.
Smoking Rates Hit a Record Low Aug 30 2015
Great news out of the Centers for Disease Control – fewer people in the US are smoking. In the first quarter of 2015, only 15.2 % of US adults reported smoking on a regular basis, which is a record low number.
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UGA State of Public Health Conference
The UGA College of Public Health will host its fourth annual State of Public Health conference on Tues. Oct. 6, 2015 at the UGA Center for Continuing Education Hotel and Conference Center in Athens, Ga.
APHA Annual Meeting – Oct. 31 – Nov. 4
The American Public Health Association’s Annual Meeting & Exposition will be held October 31-November 4 in Chicago. Registration opens June 2!
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.