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.
Monday, May 4, Governor Sonny Perdue signed House Bill 228, which reorganizes the Department of Human Resources and the Department of Community Health.
The H1N1 influenza virus (swine flu) has been confirmed in Georgia.
Governor Sonny Perdue signed the “Access to Flu Vaccines Act,” giving pharmacists and nurses authority to order and give flu shots. The bill also gives the Governor broader emergency powers in a flu pandemic.
On May 5th, the Emory Center for Public Health Preparedness is offering a Models of Excellence lecture presented by Steven Johnson, author of “The Ghost Map.”
According to the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute, tax credits in HB 481 and HB 261 could increase Georgia’s budget shortfalls to over $3 billion in future years.
The money will be used for Child Care and Vaccine Programs in the state.
GPHA member Dr. Diane Weems received well-deserved recognition when she was presented the “Excellence in Health and Wellness” award by the 100 Black Men of Savannah.