Public health leader, Dr. Thomas Fort Sellers, JR passed away on January 18, 2017.
The Georgia House passed the FY 17 amended budget on Thursday and sent it over to the Senate. The appropriations bill incorporates $660 million in excess revenues that have accumulated since the beginning of the fiscal year on July 1, 2016.
The American Public Health Association invites you to participate in the 1 Billion Steps Challenge! The program launched on Jan 9th and it’s not too late to create a team or join one. The challenge will run through April 9th.
The General Assembly was in recess last week, however, the Joint House and Senate Appropriations Committees held budget hearings on Tuesday and Wednesday. Read our Legislative Report for the week ending Jan. 20.
Scott Maxwell, legislative liaison for GPHA, provides weekly reports on activity concerning public health throughout the state legislative session.
CDC has announced the kickoff of the 2017 Public Health Associate Program (PHAP) recruitment season. PHAP is looking for qualified associate and host site applicants.
The Monday before Thanksgiving is Public Health Thank You Day, a time to recognize public health professionals in our communities.
The American Public Health Association has awarded funding to six Affiliates with support from the Office of State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to conduct activities that prepare local, tribal, state and territorial health departments for national public health accreditation. The Georgia Public Health Association was one of the affiliates to receive the grant.
Are you interested in being a presenter during our next conference, April 11-12, 2017 in Atlanta? Then we invite you to submit an abstract outlining your workshop or presentation idea. The deadline for submission of an abstract is Dec. 1, 2016.
GPHA is now accepting award nominations for Legacy and Section Awards, as well as the distinguished Sellers-McCroan Award. Nomination forms are due Thursday, December 1st.