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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. Learn More »
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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.
Public Health Jobs
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Job Opportunity: State Director of the Office of Vital Records Mar 07 2014
The Georgia Department of Public Health is currently accepting applications for Director of the Office of Vital Records.
Public Health Bills Pass on “Crossover Day” Mar 04 2014
Bills relating to public health passed at least one chamber of the legislature on ‘”crossover day,” including several bills dealing with Georgia’s implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
Early Bird Registration Rates Extended! Feb 13 2014
We know this winter weather may be keeping some of you away from the office, so we’ve decided to extend our early bird registration rates one more week! You now have until Friday, February 21st to register for the GPHA Annual Meeting and Conference at our discounted rate (a savings of up to $50 off the regular registration fee!).
GPHA Award Nomination Forms
One of the benefits of membership with the Georgia Public Health Association is the ability to nominate individuals or groups for the various awards GPHA bestows. Nominations are now being accepted.
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March 10-11, 2014 in Atlanta, GA
Hilton Atlanta Downtown
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.