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Highlights from Sept. Meeting of the House Rural Development Council Posted: Sep 18 2017

The Georgia House Rural Development Council met on September 6-7 in Metter, GA for a conference focusing on rural healthcare. There is a video from the conference that is available to the public and may be of interest to GPHA members.

State Offices Closed Mon-Tues., Sept. 11-12 Posted: Sep 11 2017

Due to Hurricane Irma, State government will be closed Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 11-12, for all employees except essential personnel.

Nelson Discusses “Two Georgias” Initiative on GPB Posted: Aug 01 2017

Gary Nelson of Healthcare Georgia Foundation was a guest on the GPB radio show “On Second Thought” with Celeste Headlee Wednesday, August 2 at 9 a.m. Nelson discussed rural health care access and the Two Georgias initiative.

Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald to Lead CDC Posted: Jul 18 2017

Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, Director of the Georgia Department of Public Health, will soon serve on the national stage. The Trump administration has appointed Fitzgerald to lead the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

FREE Nursing CE Hours Available Posted: Jul 10 2017

Looking for continuing education credits? Here are links to some free available nursing CE hours! 

Public Health Leaders Get Recognition at DPH Meeting Posted: Jun 19 2017

In its June meeting, the Georgia Department of Public Health recognized several public health groups for their leadership and service, including the Epidemiology Section, Vital Records Department, and the Cobb/Douglas public health district.

Rural Development Caucus Meeting Schedule Posted: Jun 06 2017

Georgia’s House Rural Development Caucus has released its remaining meeting schedule for 2017.

Governor Deal signs FY 2018 Budget, May 1, 2017 Posted: May 01 2017

Governor Deal today held budget signing ceremonies across the state for next year’s $25 billion state budget. This budget is based on a 3.5 percent increase in general fund revenues over FY 2017, reflecting Georgia’s sustained economic growth.

GPHA Names Sen. Renee Unterman Legislator of the Year Posted: Apr 17 2017

Sen. Renee Unterman (R-Buford) has been recognized as the 2016 Legislator of the Year by the Georgia Public Health Association (GPHA) in recognition of her numerous contributions to the profession and to the health of all Georgians. The award presentation was made in front of more than 500 GPHA members at the association’s annual Spring meeting in Atlanta.

Student Poster Sessions for APHA 2017 Meeting Posted: Apr 12 2017

Are you a student looking to present your work at the annual APHA conference in November? There will be two student poster sessions for the upcoming APHA 2017 Annual Meeting & Exposition in Atlanta, GA. The deadline for submitting poster abstracts is April 30, 2017.