The Committee on Affiliates (CoA) Awards are presented to organizations and individuals. Three awards (Award for Excellence, Outstanding Affiliate of the Year Award and Student Award) will be presented at the APHA Annual Meeting in Denver. The nomination deadline is August 27th.
A new Public Health Commission has been formed to study the reorganization of public health in Georgia. This edition of The Capitol Corner outlines the mission and members of the new commission.
GPHA was invited to present at a Policy Committee hearing conducted by the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia.
The Department of Health and Human Services recently allocated $250 million in Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act funds to train new primary care providers.
Charles J. Hardy, a member of Georgia Public Health Association, received an executive appointment from Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue to the state Advisory Council for Public Health.
Phillip Williams, a member of Georgia Public Health Association, was appointed to the Georgia Public Health Commission by Governor Sonny Perdue. The commission will determine whether Public Health should remain part of the state Department of Community Health, become a separate agency or be reorganized elsewhere.
Dr. Bob Stolarick, Executive Director of GPHA, is introducing “Bob’s Blog,” the first in a series of blogs intended to keep you informed about current public health topics while allowing you to weigh in, too. This month’s topic includes a legislative wrap-up, with a review of wins and losses.
GPHA has joined the effort to include public health state and local health department employees in jobs legislation.
Applications for the Georgia Oral Health Workforce Advancement Loan Repayment Program are due June 1. The program pays pre-dental and dental education loan debt for new graduates or young practitioners who agree to practice dentistry, full time, in an underserved area of Georgia.
The Georgia Budget and Policy Institute issues a report comparing the House and Senate budgets in the areas of community health, human services and education.