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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.

Did you know you can give a GPHA membership as a gift? Any GPHA member may “gift” a membership to a non-member for the first year for $35. Learn More »

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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.


GPHA President-Elect Addresses APHA Council of Affiliates; Shares Recruitment and Retention Success Story Nov 14 2017

Dr. Colin K. Smith, President-Elect of the Georgia Public Health Association, was invited to speak and participate in a round-table discussion during the recent 2017 APHA Conference. Dr. Smith discussed GPHA’s recent member recruitment/retention successes, as membership has soared from 450 members to 1600 + in just three years.

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Insure GA Providing In-Person Insurance Enrollment Assistance Nov 13 2017

The December 15th deadline to sign up for health insurance is coming quickly. Insure GA has trained and certified experts to help individuals navigate their insurance options – check out their events list to see when and where you can get in-person assistance in your county.

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Call for Proposals for the GA Walk Summit Nov 08 2017

Organizers are now accepting proposals for breakout sessions for the 2018 Georgia Walks Summit. The deadline for submitting proposals is Friday December 8th.

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City schools earn Golden Radish - Valdosta Daily Times

Georgia Department of Public Health: Caring for state's elderly will require more workers - Atlanta Business Chronicle

Health department probes illness outbreak affecting hundreds after company Thanksgiving (Video) - Atlanta Business Chronicle

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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

Consumer Health Impact Awards

Georgians for a Health Future invite you to their third annual Consumer Health Impact Awards, September 27th in Atlanta.

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Partnership for Diabetes Health Equity – One Day Meeting in Atlanta

You are invited to participate in a one-day meeting by the Partnership for Diabetes Health Equity (PDHE) at Morehouse School of Medicine’s National Center for Primary Care on October 16. The event is FREE, but seats are limited to 50 persons.

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Your donation to GPHA contributes to the education and training of a network of more than 1,000 public health professionals and advocates. 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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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.

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 »