The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation announces funding for 13 local, state and tribal health departments to study the impact of quality improvement approaches on key public health performance indicators, such as immunizations and management of foodborne illness outbreaks.
Golden Isles Magazine published an article about the history of syphilis testing and treatment in Glynn County, and highlighted the role of the local health department in combating the recent increase in the disease.
The Georgia Budget and Policy Institute issued a brief summarizing the Department of Community Health’s fiscal year 2010 budget, which goes into effect July 1, 2009.
Healthy You is a free, downloadable resource with health education information and tips.
June 15 – 21 is Men’s Health Week, the goal of which is to heighten awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men.
Until now, the only accurate way to test for lead poisoning was through invasive needle or finger sticks. Recently, a safer, less-invasive method with no trauma to the child has been validated by laboratory analysis.
Two funding opportunities were recently announced through the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) and Bank of America (BOA).
The National Association of County and City Health Departments asks members to contact legislators, urging support for more funding to respond to novel H1N1 influenza.
The Georgia Budget and Policy Institute (GBPI) recently released a report showing funds for needy families are being diverted, despite the current poverty crisis.
Dr. Doug Skelton, immediate past president of GPHA and current Health Director of the Coastal Health District, was invited to speak to the 2009 graduates of the University of Georgia’s College of Public Health on May 8.