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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.
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Senate Passes FY 2018 Budget Mar 20 2017
The big news from this week at the legislature was passage of the Senate version of the FY 18 budget. Unsurprisingly, the Senate did not agree with the House on every line item and a conference committee has been created to negotiate the differences.
Legislative Report for March 10 Mar 13 2017
The General Assembly has worked through 31 Legislative Days, leaving only nine to go. Our legislative report includes updates on public health bills still in contention, as well as a list of those which are no longer being considered.
Crossover Day Legislative Report Mar 07 2017
Friday was Crossover Day for the GA General Assembly, and our latest legislative report includes information on bills of interest to public health. This includes SB 29, which would expand testing requirements for lead contamination in water at some schools and day care centers.
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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.
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.
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April 11-12, 2017
Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel
2017 International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics
The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society invites you to attend the 2017 International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care to be held March 5–8, at the Sheraton New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana.
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.