Call for Silent Auction Donations

The Georgia Public Health Association will be holding a Silent Auction in conjunction with its 2013 Annual Meeting & Conference taking place on April 22 & 23 in Atlanta, GA.

GPHA is looking for donations to include in the onsite auction. Donation requirements are listed below:

  • Donated item must be new
  • Minimum of $25 value (all bidding will begin at $25 unless a higher price is specified by the donor)

If you are interested in donating an item to the Silent Auction, please email Abigail James with the following information:

  • Donor Name
  • Donor contact information (email, phone)
  • Name of the item to be donated with a brief description if appropriate
  • Dollar value of donated item

All funds raised from bids on auction items will go towards the James W. Alley Memorial Fund.

About James W. Alley, MD, MPH

The Jim Alley Scholarship Fund was originally established to honor James W. Alley, MD, MPH. For seventeen years, Dr. Alley served as the Director of the Division of Public Health of the State of Georgia. In the 1970s, during his tenure as State Health Director, Dr. Alley focused public health’s attention for the first time on chronic diseases that could be amenable to public health interventions and educations. Later he initiated analysis and interventions in areas such as infant mortality and how social factors play a role in morbidity and mortality.

Dr. Alley was also a staunch supporter of GPHA and recognized the value of health workers having an organization that could systematically encourage networking and continuing education. He also served a term as President of GPHA in 1986.

As a medical missionary to Bolivia, Dr. Alley helped establish a local Board of Health in the city of Montero to attempt to remediate some of the health issues of the indigent and medically needy. He continued to visit and work in this eastern area of Bolivia for over a decade and left the region with the most respected medical service in that country.