The Open Forum is a unique opportunity to learn from leaders in the field of quality improvement for public health and network with your peers. The 2016 conference will be Oct. 6-7 in Salt Lake City Utah. Interested in presenting? Abstracts due by July 15!
There’s great news for public health in Georgia: our state now boasts another accredited public health school. The School of Public Health at Georgia State University just received accreditation from The Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) Board of Councilors.
The Georgia Public Health Association (GPHA) has lost one of its most faithful members and past president with the passing of J. Frederick Agel, who died Sunday, June 5, 2016, at his home in Doraville, GA.
The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is urging residents to clean up around their homes, their yards and their communities and discard unnecessary items that can hold water. Tip ‘n Toss after every rainfall to reduce the number of mosquitoes and prevent the spread of Zika virus in Georgia.
The Georgia Public Health Association has issued 5 Requests for Proposal for fiscal year 2017. Proposals are due by 11:59 PM on June 13, 2016.
The Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge is awarding more than $1.5 million in prizes to cities, counties and federally recognized tribes most able to show measurable changes in health and wellness over the next several years. Applications are due by May 31st.
The Food and Drug Administration is being given new authority to oversee electronic nicotine delivery systems like e-cigarettes and vape pens. This new rule goes into effect August 8, 2016.
The very public scandal in Michigan about lead in the drinking water has many people asking – are my children at risk? The Atlanta Journal Constitution recently published a map provided by the GA Dept. of Public Health, showing which counties in Georgia have the highest risk of lead poisoning.
Sen. Dean Burke, MD (R-Bainbridge), has been recognized as the 2015-16 Legislator of the Year. Among his contributions, Sen. Burke introduced legislation creating the Maternal Mortality Committee, authored a bill that enabled public health to better serve HIV patients, and helped pass a measure to modernize Georgia’s medical school loan repayment programs.
As part of an awareness campaign for National Public Health Week, the American Public Health Association compared the health of our nation to that of other high-income countries, and offers a plan for improving our public health.