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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. Learn More »

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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 »


Russell Toal Receives Karl Peace Leadership Award May 28 2014

GPHA member Russell Toal is the 2014 Karl E. Peace Leadership Award recipient. The award recognizes “leadership in expanding the impact of public health among their peers and/or in the state of Georgia,” and is given annually by the The Gamma Theta Chapter of Delta Omega at Georgia Southern University.

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Public Health Students Encouraged to Submit Abstracts for National Conference May 13 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 has been extended to May 30, 2014.

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Babies Need Their Vaccines Apr 26 2014

Whooping cough outbreaks are happening around the country, and there are more than 80 confirmed cases of this disease right now in Georgia alone. Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald discusses the importance of pertussis vaccination for pregnant mothers and infants.

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Georgia WIC Program Annual Public Comment Period – August 1, 2014 through ... -

Georgia health officials seek public input on WIC assistance program - Greenfield Daily Reporter

Public health officers issue warning about hot weather in Lower Mainland -

Regenerative engineering, medicine retreat at UGA - Hilton Head Island Packet

Southwest Georgia public health officials encouraging early vaccinations - The Albany Herald

Upcoming Events RSS

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The 86th Annual GPHA Meeting & Conference

April 13-14, 2015 in Atlanta, GA

Hilton Atlanta Downtown

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National Soda Summit, June 4-5

The second annual National Soda Summit will be held June 4-5, 2014 at The National Press Club in Washington, DC. Join the national movement to reduce sugar-drink consumption in the U.S. in the fight against obesity, diabetes and other diseases.

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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.

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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

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