Friday was Crossover Day for the GA General Assembly, and our latest legislative report includes information on bills of interest to public health. This includes SB 29, which would expand testing requirements for lead contamination in water at some schools and day care centers.
The Council of Affiliates (CoA) is sponsoring an affiliate poster session and two student poster sessions for the upcoming APHA 2017 Annual Meeting & Exposition in Atlanta, GA (November 4-8, 2017). The deadline for submitting poster abstracts is April 30.
The General Assembly has moved into high gear as “Crossover Day” approaches next Friday. Our latest legislative report includes some of the highlights from the week just completed.
The 88th Annual GPHA Meeting and Conference will begin in just over 6 weeks, and now you can get a sneak peek at the conference schedule and workshop offerings.
Friday, February 17 was the halfway mark of the 2017 Georgia General Assembly session. Gov. Nathan Deal signed the FY 17 Amended budget this past week, and The House of Representatives passed the FY 18 appropriations bill Friday morning and sent it over to the Senate for consideration.
The Georgia Public Health Association is offering a limited number of scholarships to students for the 88th Annual Meeting and Conference in Atlanta, Georgia on April 11-12, 2017. The application deadline is February 27.
Organizers are now accepting proposals for sessions at the Georgia Walks summit in August on May 4-5. Desired topics include pedestrian-friendly design and operations, safety, healthy communities, accessibility, equity, land use, placemaking and community engagement.
Our legislative update for Feb. 10 includes information on a bill that would loosen restrictions on dental hygienists, and the passage of SB70, the Medicaid Provider Fee.
The Georgia Public Health Association is seeking donations for a silent auction to raise money for the James W. Alley Memorial Fund. The silent auction will take place during the GPHA Annual Meeting and Conference April 11-12 in Atlanta.
The American Public Health Association is accepting abstracts for the 2017 Annual Meeting. This year’s meeting will be in Atlanta, GA, Nov. 4-8, and the theme is “Creating the Healthiest Nation: Climate Changes Health.”