GPHA: Georgia Public Health Association

The Georgia Public Health Association is a non-profit corporation and is organized for the purpose of promoting the public and personal health of the citizens of Georgia. Learn More
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  • Join the APHA 1 Billion Steps Initiative

    Join the APHA 1 Billion Steps Initiative

    Conference attendees: find out how you can join the 1 Billion Steps Initiative. Get Started

  • Golf “Funament” April 3

    Golf “Funament” April 3

    Register now for our pre-conference Golf “Funament” at the Jekyll Island Golf Club. Details on our conference page. More info

  • GA Legislative Session Underway

    GA Legislative Session Underway

    Throughout the session, GPHA will provide weekly updates on legislation concerning public health. Learn More

Register Now: GPHA Conference April 4-6, 2018

Registration is now open for our 2018 Annual Meeting and Conference, April 4-6, 2018 on beautiful Jekyll Island, GA! This year’s theme is Engage, Educate, Innovate: Unlock the Treasures of Public Health

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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.

GPHA memberships also make great gifts! Give the gift of membership today!

What is GPHA?

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News & Events

Health-Related Bills Make Progress in GA Legislature

Several health-related bills saw movement in the Georgia General Assembly last week, including legislation to improve rural health and maternal mortality rates.

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Crossover Day: An Important Legislative Milestone

The General Assembly cleared a significant milestone last Wednesday, voting on more than 100 bills and resolutions on crossover day. Bills that did not pass at least one house by close of business on crossover day are dead, unless their language is added to another bill via amendment or substitution.

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Movement on Tobacco Bills in GA Legislature

Our latest Legislative Update includes details about progress on two tobacco bills being considered by Georgia legislators. One bill would cut the tax rate for “modified risk tobacco products.” The other bill involves permits to sell tobacco at special events or temporary locations.

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Health Policy

GPHA takes an active role in health policy in the state of Georgia. Each year we set legislative priorities, and work with a legislative liaison to advocate for public health policies.

On our health policy page you can learn more about our current legislative priorities, and read weekly updates from the legislative session.

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Journal jGPHA

The Journal of the Georgia Public Health Association is a peer reviewed publication addressing issues within the fields of public health, community health, and health education and promotion, particularly focusing on work conducted in and/or specifically relevant to Georgia.

Visit our jGPHA page to explore the current issue, view the archive, or learn about upcoming opportunities to for article submission and peer review.

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