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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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2017 Policy Positions
GPHA supports programs and funding to protect and promote the public’s health throughout the state, including:
• Workforce development, including enhancements to recruitment, retention and succession efforts, with emphasis on Environmental Health positions where market rate salaries are urgently needed, along with additional personnel at the local level
• Facilities and infrastructure improvements with an emphasis on further developing telehealth technological capabilities statewide
• Incentives, such as service cancelable loans, for primary care professionals to practice in Georgia, especially in rural areas
• Telehealth, telemedicine and teledentistry programs
• Hold harmless funding in the FY 2018 budget for those counties that would otherwise lose General Grant-in-Aid funding under the distribution formula adopted in 2011
• Continued health inspections of public swimming pools
• Adequate cadre budget funding to attract and maintain competent leadership positions in District Public Health Offices
• Funding to increase the early detection and treatment of autism spectrum disorder, and programs to enhance early brain development
• A $1.00 per pack cigarette tax increase, raising the legal age to purchase tobacco products, or similar legislation that may be offered.
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Legislative Report for Week 1 Jan 18 2017
Scott Maxwell, legislative liaison for GPHA, provides weekly reports on activity concerning public health throughout the state legislative session.
2017 Public Health Associate Program Dec 28 2016
CDC has announced the kickoff of the 2017 Public Health Associate Program (PHAP) recruitment season. PHAP is looking for qualified associate and host site applicants.
Public Health “Thank You” Day Nov 22 2016
The Monday before Thanksgiving is Public Health Thank You Day, a time to recognize public health professionals in our communities.
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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.
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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April 11-12, 2017
Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel
The Two Georgias Initiative: Pre-Application Webinar
This pre-application webinar on January 17 from 10am – 11am will give an overview of the first phase of the Two Gerogias Initiative, which is a grantmaking program designed to achieve greater health equity among rural Georgians.
Public Health Workforce Development Workshop: NEW DATE
Join public health professionals for this one-day workshop on Public Health Workforce Development, January 18, 2017 at Georgia Southern University’s Jiann Ping Hsu College of Public Health in Statesboro.
Webinar: Dissemination of Health Baseline Measures for Rural Communities
The HealthTec distance learning program will offer a webinar entitled “Dissemination of Health(care) Baseline Measures for Rural Communities” on Monday, January 23 from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM (EST).
Health Care Policy in 2017: A Look Ahead at the State and Federal Landscape
This webinar on January 24 will provide the most recent information about expected and proposed health policy changes at the federal level, and a preview of Georgia’s 2017 state legislative session.