Join us May 7-9 for our annual conference in Atlanta! Visit our Conference Page to details.
We’re sharing weekly reports provided by our legislative liaison, keeping you in the loop on policy changes that could affect public health. View Now
Register today for the 90th Annual Meeting and Conference of the Georgia Public Health Association. Our conference will be held May 7-9, 2019, at the Westin Buckhead in Atlanta.
We hope you’ll join us for three days of networking, continuing education, and some fun too!
Dr. Kathleen Toomey is now Georgia’s top public health official, after Governor Brian Kemp named her Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Health. Dr. Toomey is an Honorary member of the Georgia Public Health Association, and the 2005 winner of GPHA’s prestigious Sellers McCroan Award.Continue Reading
In our latest legislative report we learn a bit more about the fate of a several new bills, including a new voting machine system in Georgia, term limits for the Lt. Governor, and an update on SB 118 regarding telehealth services in Georgia.Continue Reading
The Georgia legislative session has advanced beyond “Crossover Day,” the deadline by which a bill must have passed at least one chamber or be stranded until next year. Our legislative update outlines the status of bills involving public health as well as other issues, including HB 83. This bill mandates at least 30 minutes of supervised, but unstructured recess daily for schoolchildren in grades K-5, and passed the House by an overwhelming margin.Continue Reading