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Rep. John Carson Named GPHA Legislator of the Year

Representative John Carson (R-Marietta) has been named GPHA Legislator of the Year for 2018. Carson worked to ensure passage of the distracted driving law, which took effect last July. The law made it illegal for motorists in Georgia to handle cell phones while driving. 

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Medical-Dental Section Offers Program During GPHA Conference

On May 7th from 3:45 – 5 p.m., the Georgia Public Health Association’s Medical-Dental Section is offering a program that will include updates on the Georgia Oral Health Program, information about partnerships with the GA Dental Assoc. & Augusta Dental College of GA, and a recap of recent legislation related to oral health.

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GPHA Newsletter: Spring 2019

We’re less than 2 weeks away from our GPHA Annual Meeting and Conference! Our Spring 2019 newsletter is full of conference details, from schedules and speaker lists, to info about wellness breaks and the silent auction. Check out the newsletter, and then join us in Atlanta May 7-9 as we celebrate 90 years of GPHA!

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US Senate Passes Resolution Affirming Efficacy of Vaccination

Last week, the US Senate passed Senate Resolution 165, which affirms the efficacy of vaccination in the midst of measles outbreaks in 15 states. The resolution says, in part, that the Senate “affirms that vaccines and immunizations save lives and are essential to maintain the public health and the economic and national security of the United States.”

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