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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  • Recognizing Public Health Champions

    Recognizing Public Health Champions

    Congratulations to the 2018 GPHA Section Award Winners! Learn more about the winners

  • Congratulations Dr. Patrick O’Neal

    Congratulations Dr. Patrick O’Neal

    J. Patrick O’Neal, MD, received the distinguished 2018 Sellers-McCroan award for his impact on public health in Georgia. Read More

  • Thank You for Attending Our 89th Annual GPHA Conference!

    Thank You for Attending Our 89th Annual GPHA Conference!

  • GA Legislative Session Reports

    GA Legislative Session Reports

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

2018 GPHA Conference


Our 2018 Annual Meeting and Conference was a huge success!

Thank you to everyone who worked hard to plan this event, and to all of our public health colleagues for attending.

Check back soon – we’ll be posting conference photos on our website shortly!

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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

Funding Opportunity for Rural Communities Opioid Response

The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) plans to award up to 75 grants to rural communities as part of a new Rural Communities Opioid Response (Planning) (RCORP) initiative in FY 18.

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New York Times: Students Struggle with Vaping Addiction

Vaping devices have been touted by manufacturers as a way to help people quit smoking. But as this New York Times article states, many schools are now struggling to help students cope with vaping addiction.

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GPHA Announces New President at 89th Annual Meeting and Conference

The Georgia Public Health Association (GPHA) held its 2018 Annual Meeting and Conference on April 4 – 6 at Jekyll Island, Georgia, where the gavel as President of the association was passed from Dianne McWethy, MPA to Colin K. Smith, DrPH, MS, CPH.

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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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