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.
Dr. S. Elizabeth Ford, the acting director of Georgia’s Division of Public Health, released a letter to Public Health employees outlining the potential impacts of the Governor’s proposed restructuring plan.
Amerigroup Corporation has agreed to pay $225 million to resolve claims that it systematically avoided enrolling pregnant women and other high-risk patients in its managed care program in Illinois.
Improving the public’s health must truly be a community effort, which is why GPHA’s Epidemiology Section is asking you to save-the-date for a conference about building partnerships on September 26, 2008.
The nurses of the Georgia Public Health Association are urging Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue to support the creation of a separate Department of Public Health.