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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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GPHA News RSS

Funding Opportunity: Innovative Solutions to Build a Culture of Health Aug 17 2016

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is seeking to collaborate with and learn from pioneering thinkers to help RWJF explore unconventional approaches, emerging trends, and innovative solutions that may accelerate their progress toward building a Culture of Health.

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Funding Opportunity: NACCHO’s Local Health Department Accreditation Preparation Support Aug 09 2016

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) has announced a new funding opportunity for local health departments (LHDs) to engage in accreditation readiness activities.

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Grant Opportunities Aug 04 2016

Several grant opportunities have recently been announced in the field of public health.

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Georgia Health News RSS

All US Blood Donations Should Be Screened For Zika, FDA Says - NPR

Company recalls fresh-cut vegetables sold at Walmart, other Va. grocery stores - wtvr.com

DHEC: No Zika virus in Beaufort, Jasper counties - Island Packet

Fulton OKs public health internships with North Georgia schools - Atlanta Journal Constitution

Georgia public health officials preparing for Zika emergency - The Albany Herald

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Upcoming Events RSS

Zika Virus Conference, September 28-30

Mosquito-borne diseases experts, national and local vector control officials, along with public health and healthcare providers will meet to discuss Zika-specific preparedness and response strategies and to share best practices at the 1st Int’l Zika Virus Conference. The International Zika Virus Conference (iZIKVc) is set to happen in Washington, DC on September 28-29, 2016, followed by all-day hands-on workshops on the 30th.

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APHA Annual Meeting – Oct. 29-Nov. 2

The American Public Health Association’s Annual Meeting & Exposition will be held October 29-November 2 in Denver. Registration is now open!

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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.


Public Health Jobs

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