The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently launched a campaign to promote bone health for young girls. Campaign materials are available, and include journals, posters, magnets, tattoos, book covers and a web site.
The election guide was conceived as a nonpartisan effort to inform Georgia voters about each gubernatorial candidate’s vision for better health and healthcare in Georgia.
In a recent poll, 73% of Georgia voters said they are in favor of a $1 tobacco tax increase to help cut the state’s budget deficit and reduce youth smoking.
Russ Toal, Immediate Past President of the Georgia Public Health Association, offered a testimony during a Joint Health Appropriations Committee Hearing on the FY 2011 Budget on February 25.
The Fourth Annual Southern Obesity Summit will be held September 12-14 in Atlanta. The Summit Planning Committee has issued a call for proposals for breakout sessions.
Georgia Public Health Association Executive Director Bob Stolarick is urging GPHA members to speak out in support of increasing the tobacco excise tax to prevent further state budget cuts.
The Georgia Public Health Association recently selected Robert Stolarick, DDS as its new Executive Director.
Dr. Jeff Levi, Executive Director of the Trust for America’s Health, recently hosted a webinar about the Role of Public Health in Health Reform.
Dr. Rhonda M. Medows discussed Medicaid shortfalls and other budgetary issues during a hearing before the Joint Appropriations Committee on January 21, 2010.
The Georgia Budget and Policy Institute released a document highlighting the Governor’s Amended FY 2010 & FY 2011 Healthcare Budget Proposals.