The new GPHA Executive Committee was elected during the the GPHA meeting held Wednesday, December 17th in Macon.
As Georgia agencies face the worst fiscal crisis in over 20 years, the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute will hold a conference to discuss the impacts and develop revenue solutions. The conference is set for January 8, 2009 in Atlanta.
UPDATE: LOCATION CHANGED. NEW DIRECTIONS POSTED.
Due to the cancellation of the 79th Annual Meeting and Conference, there will be an informational meeting of the Georgia Public Health Association held on Wednesday, December 17, 2008 on the Macon campus of Mercer University.
Monday was the start of National Influenza Vaccination Week, and an opportunity to help raise awareness of the seriousness of influenza.
The Atlanta Journal Constitution recently published an article about the impact of budget cuts on the state’s public health system.
As the Georgia state budget faces current and potential shortfalls, the Georgia Department of Human Resources is considering consolidation of some of the 18 district public health offices. Read the position statement of the District Health Directors on this important issue.
State budget cuts and a freeze on conference attendance and non-essential travel have forced the cancellation of the GPHA Annual Meeting and Conference.
Polls show most Americans are not prepared for a public health crisis. That’s why APHA is raising awareness about community preparedness during National Preparedness Month in September. Get free tips and tools for spreading the preparedness message in your area.
You can now read a copy of the interim report issued by the Health and Human Services Task Force, who’s members have explored different options for restructuring the Department of Human Resources.
Significant changes may be required for the timing, location and structure of the GPHA Annual Meeting due to budget restrictions imposed on health districts across the state.