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.
The top U.S. public health official addressed members of the Georgia Public Health Association at the organization’s annual conference Wednesday, May 8 in Atlanta. Robert R. Redfield, M.D., Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, spoke about the importance of partnerships in public health.
The Georgia Public Health Association awarded Karl Soetebier the prestigious Sellers-McCroan Award during at the 90th Annual GPHA Meeting and Conference on Tuesday, May 7.
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.
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed 10 health-related bills on Thursday, April 25th.
This Milestone Moment explores the history of GPHA from 1929-1939, including the first meetings of the public health nursing section.
The Walden University School of Health Sciences is offering several free webinars, and many of them qualify for continuing education credits. Get the details.
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!
Former Commissioner Pat O’Neal, MD was honored recently for his many years of service to the Department of Public Health. Chairwoman Cindy Mercer, MD presented him with a framed proclamation on behalf of the Georgia Board of Health during its April meeting.
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.”