GPHA Annual Meeting and Conference

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our 2021 Virtual Conference and Meeting!

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Silent Auction

Silent Auction has ended. Thanks to all who participated!

We’re excited to offer an online silent auction in conjunction with this year’s virtual conference! We have some fantastic items to bid on this year including getaway packages to Jekyll Island and historic Savannah, an Atlanta Braves basket of swag worth almost $700, a beautifully hand-crafted walking stick, and more!

Anyone can view the auction, but you must create an account on the auction site in order to bid on items at

Funds raised from the auction will help fund GPHA initiatives including student scholarships for future GPHA conferences.

Happy bidding and good luck!

Award Winners

Congratulations to our 2020 GPHA Section Award winners! Learn more about these public health leaders in our awards slideshow:

Conference Highlights

Plenary Speaker Dr. Judith Monroe

Conference attendees heard from Plenary Speaker Dr. Judith Monroe, President and CEO of the CDC Foundation.

The CDC Foundation works to improve the health of people around the world, mobilizing philanthropic and private-sector resources to manage programs in the US and more than 140 countries.

The CDC Foundation is actively supporting CDC and U.S. health departments’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic and support to low- and middle-income countries. Under Dr. Monroe’s leadership, the CDC Foundation has provided support to disproportionately affected populations; procured personal protection equipment for frontline health workers; hired over a 1,000 surge staff for all 50 states, six large cities, tribal organizations and territories; and supported data solutions for contact tracing. In addition, the CDC Foundation is supporting communications and clinical research, including a portfolio with a focus on health equity. The CDC Foundation is providing technical assistance and grants to community-based organizations to assure vaccine access and partnering with cross-sectoral leaders to provide expert panel discussions and scenario planning to help safely reopen the U.S. economy.

Breakout Sessions

There were 4 different breakout sessions with available CEU credits.

Environmental Health

Prevalence of Zoonotic Diseases in White-Tail Deer and Potential for Infection of Hunters, Taxidermists and Game Processors

Dr. Oreta M. Samples, BS, MPH, DHSc and Dr. Kingsley Kalu, M.D., MPH, Fort Valley State University


Your Health, Nutrition and COVID-19

Jessica White, MS, RD, NBC-HWC


There is no Me without You: Crosscutting Strategies to Enhance Service Delivery

Michelle Allen, Georgia Department of Public Health


The Role of Bystanders in Creating Safe Environments: A Call to Action

Ms. Jackie Mesenbrink MPH, CHES, Georgia State University