The Georgia Public Health Association (GPHA) recently elected Dr. Alpha Fowler Bryan as the organization’s president for 2010.
A new report by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation concludes that adequate funding for state and local health departments must be included in nationwide healthcare reform.
GPHA members Dr. Doug Skelton, M.D. and Dr. Kathryn Martin were recently honored by being named “Public Health Legends” by the Mercer University Public Health Association (MPHA).
GPHA Board Member C. Wade Sellers, M.D., M.P.H. wrote the following editorial in response to the recently released update on recommendations for breast cancer screening.
Notes from the November 12, 2009 Georgia Department of Community Health Meeting.
FDA Commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg sent a letter to health care professionals thanking them for their efforts during the H1N1 flu outbreak and providing safety information about the vaccines.
According to The State of Working Georgia 2009, a report by the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute (GBPI), recovery from the economic recession will be especially difficult. The state lost 7.6% of jobs, the 5th highest job loss in the nation over the last 20 months.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation releases a new video, photographic and narrative series telling stories about how public health professionals make communities healthier places to live.
President Barack Obama declares a national emergency on H1N1 that allows healthcare systems to quickly implement disaster plans, should they become overwhelmed.
Georgia residents have two new tools to help them access important information about 2009 H1N1 Influenza. The Georgia Department of Community Health recently launched a vaccine provider locator website and 2 toll-free telephone hotlines.