June 15 – 21 is Men’s Health Week, the goal of which is to heighten awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men.
Until now, the only accurate way to test for lead poisoning was through invasive needle or finger sticks. Recently, a safer, less-invasive method with no trauma to the child has been validated by laboratory analysis.
Two funding opportunities were recently announced through the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) and Bank of America (BOA).
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.”