As the Georgia Division of Public Health became part of the Department of Community Health this year, key organizational changes occurred.
The State Board of Community Health met September 10th and approved several changes to the department’s budgets, as well as a 10% increase in premiums for the State Health Benefit Plan.
Georgia is outpacing other Southern states when it comes to residents without health insurance, according to new Census Bureau statistics.
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Reductions to Public Health and other budgets were among the topics discussed during a Board of Community Health meeting on August 27th.
The Centers for Disease Control unveil a guidance plan for colleges and universities to reduce exposure to the H1N1 virus this fall. Americans ages 6 months to 24 years are one of the top priority groups for the H1N1 vaccine.
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.
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