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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  • Registration Open for APHA’s 2020 Virtual Meeting

    Registration Open for APHA’s 2020 Virtual Meeting

    Registration is open for APHA’s 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting and Expo Oct. 24-28. Register Now

  • Updates on the COVID-19 Response in Georgia

    Updates on the COVID-19 Response in Georgia

    Get updates from Governor Brian Kemp and Public Health Commissioner Dr. Kathleen Toomey as Georgia confronts the COVID-19 outbreak. Learn More

  • Public Health Legislative Updates

    Public Health Legislative Updates

    The Georgia General Assembly session has ended. Read weekly updates on the 2020 legislative session on our Health Policy page.

COVID-19 Resources from APHA


The American Public Health Association is urging the public health community to share science-based information with the public and is speaking out for outbreak response funding and support.

You can access COVID-19 materials, resources, webinars and more on the APHA website.

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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?

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 >>

News & Events

Kemp Signs New Executive Order on July 31

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed a new Executive Order July 31st, extending restrictions and safety precautions related to the COVID-19 outbreak. 

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State of Emergency, COVID-19 Restrictions Extended

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed an executive order on June 29, 2020, extending COVID-19 restrictions on businesses and restaurants for two weeks, and extending the public health state of emergency through August 11, 2020.

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Unprecedented Legislative Session Adjourns Sine Die

The Georgia General Assembly was gavelled into adjournment sine die at 10:16 p.m. Friday evening, bringing to a close a 40-day legislative session spread out over nearly a six-month period.

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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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