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  • Conference Registration is Now Open!

    Conference Registration is Now Open!

    Join us May 7-9 for our annual conference in Atlanta! Visit our Conference Page to details.

  • Get Weekly Updates on Legislation in GA

    Get Weekly Updates on Legislation in GA

    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

2019 GPHA Conference


Registration is Now Open!

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!

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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

Dr. Kathleen Toomey Named DPH Commissioner

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.

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March 15 Legislative Update

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.

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Crossover Day Has Passed; Some Bills Stranded as Others Advance

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.

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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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