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GPHA Names Sen. Renee Unterman Legislator of the Year Posted: Apr 17 2017

Sen. Renee Unterman (R-Buford) has been recognized as the 2016 Legislator of the Year by the Georgia Public Health Association (GPHA) in recognition of her numerous contributions to the profession and to the health of all Georgians. The award presentation was made in front of more than 500 GPHA members at the association’s annual Spring meeting in Atlanta.

Student Poster Sessions for APHA 2017 Meeting Posted: Apr 12 2017

Are you a student looking to present your work at the annual APHA conference in November? There will be two student poster sessions for the upcoming APHA 2017 Annual Meeting & Exposition in Atlanta, GA. The deadline for submitting poster abstracts is April 30, 2017.

Media Advisory: Georgia Public Health Association brings health policy experts to Atlanta Posted: Apr 05 2017

Reporters are invited to attend and interview featured speakers at the 88th Annual GPHA Meeting and Conference: Faces of Public Health, People, Providers, Professionals, and Partners. Featured speakers will discuss everything from emerging infectious diseases to how the state and federal budgets will impact rural hospitals and public health programs.

Your Questions Wanted for PH Education and Training Roundtable Discussion Posted: Apr 04 2017

You have questions – our panelists have answers! We want your input during the conference closing plenary roundtable next week. We have a top-notch group of roundtable participants discussing public health education and training, and we’d like them to answer your questions.

Crunch Time for the GA General Assembly Posted: Mar 26 2017

As the end of the legislative session nears, we have an update on bills that are still making their way through the legislative process in Georgia’s General Assembly. The report also includes an update on the race to replace Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price in the 6th Congressional
District.

Senate Passes FY 2018 Budget Posted: Mar 20 2017

The big news from this week at the legislature was passage of the Senate version of the FY 18 budget. Unsurprisingly, the Senate did not agree with the House on every line item and a conference committee has been created to negotiate the differences.

Legislative Report for March 10 Posted: Mar 13 2017

The General Assembly has worked through 31 Legislative Days, leaving only nine to go. Our legislative report includes updates on public health bills still in contention, as well as a list of those which are no longer being considered.

Crossover Day Legislative Report Posted: Mar 07 2017

Friday was Crossover Day for the GA General Assembly, and our latest legislative report includes information on bills of interest to public health. This includes SB 29, which would expand testing requirements for lead contamination in water at some schools and day care centers.

Poster Session Opportunities at APHA Conference Posted: Feb 27 2017

The Council of Affiliates (CoA) is sponsoring an affiliate poster session and two student poster sessions for the upcoming APHA 2017 Annual Meeting & Exposition in Atlanta, GA (November 4-8, 2017). The deadline for submitting poster abstracts is April 30.

Legislative Report for Feb. 24 Posted: Feb 27 2017

The General Assembly has moved into high gear as “Crossover Day” approaches next Friday. Our latest legislative report includes some of the highlights from the week just completed.