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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.


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.

GPHA News RSS

Public Health Leaders Get Recognition at DPH Meeting Jun 19 2017

In its June meeting, the Georgia Department of Public Health recognized several public health groups for their leadership and service, including the Epidemiology Section, Vital Records Department, and the Cobb/Douglas public health district.

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Rural Development Caucus Meeting Schedule Jun 06 2017

Georgia’s House Rural Development Caucus has released its remaining meeting schedule for 2017.

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Governor Deal signs FY 2018 Budget, May 1, 2017 May 01 2017

Governor Deal today held budget signing ceremonies across the state for next year’s $25 billion state budget. This budget is based on a 3.5 percent increase in general fund revenues over FY 2017, reflecting Georgia’s sustained economic growth.

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Georgia Health News RSS

A new health care debate, Donald Trump, and a spike in breast cancer deaths - Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)

How Would The Senate Health Care Bill Affect Georgia? - WABE 90.1 FM

Northwest Georgia Public Health on high alert for Zika as mosquito season arrives. - Northwest Georgia News

Opinion: Health care plan would dig big Ga. budget hole - MyAJC

Public Health on high alert for Zika as mosquito season arrives - Northwest Georgia News

Public Health Jobs

Looking for a job in public health? Check here for featured job opportunities which may be of interest to our Georgia Public Health Association members. Read More »


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Looking for a program for your next Board of Health meeting? Is your Health Department seeking national accreditation? Are you stumped by parliamentary procedures when your board meets?

Then check out our Board of Health training videos - we have answers!

Upcoming Events RSS

Webinar: Zika Lessons Learned

On Thursday, June 8, from 12-1:30 pm, the Region IV Public Health Training Center will host a webinar entitled: “Health Communication and Vector Control: Zika Lessons Learned and Priorities.”

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Cultural Humility: Webinar on June 12

In order to strive to eliminate health disparities, public health practitioners must go beyond cultural competency which is part of the process rather than an end goal. Tools and resources will be shared during this webinar on June 12.

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Public Health Improvement Training

2017 Public Health Improvement Training (PHIT): Advancing Performance in Agencies, Systems and Communities will be held in Albuquerque, NM, June 13 – 14, 2017.

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Webinar: Managing and Preventing Animal Bites

In this webinar, Dr. Rabinowitz will share how the “One Health” paradigm can be used to manage and prevent animal bites. The webinar will be June 19 from 12-1:30pm.

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