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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.
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Call for Award Nominations Oct 23 2014
Nominations are now being accepted for the GPHA Section Awards and the Sellers-McCroan Award. The deadline for submission for all awards is Tuesday, Dec. 30th.
Call for Abstracts! Oct 22 2014
The workshop abstract submission form is now available for those wishing to present at the 2015 Joint GPHA & SHA Annual Meeting & Conference. The deadline for submission is Friday, October 31st at 5 p.m.
Georgia’s Public Health Commissioner to Lead Ebola Task Force Oct 21 2014
Georgia’s Public Health Commissioner Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald has been appointed to lead an Ebola task force by Gov. Nathan Deal. The task force will focus on preparing the state to respond to the Ebola threat.
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April 13-14, 2015 in Atlanta, GA
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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.
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 www.TogetherWeCanDoBetter.com.