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.
Georgia’s House Rural Development Caucus has released its remaining meeting schedule for 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.
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.
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.
Reporters are invited to attend and interview featured speakers at the 88th Annual GPHA Meeting and Conference: Faces of Public Health, People, Providers, Professionals, and Partners. Featured speakers will discuss everything from emerging infectious diseases to how the state and federal budgets will impact rural hospitals and public health programs.
You have questions – our panelists have answers! We want your input during the conference closing plenary roundtable next week. We have a top-notch group of roundtable participants discussing public health education and training, and we’d like them to answer your questions.
As the end of the legislative session nears, we have an update on bills that are still making their way through the legislative process in Georgia’s General Assembly. The report also includes an update on the race to replace Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price in the 6th Congressional
The big news from this week at the legislature was passage of the Senate version of the FY 18 budget. Unsurprisingly, the Senate did not agree with the House on every line item and a conference committee has been created to negotiate the differences.
The General Assembly has worked through 31 Legislative Days, leaving only nine to go. Our legislative report includes updates on public health bills still in contention, as well as a list of those which are no longer being considered.