A the state capitol last week, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp outlined his budget priorities for fiscal year 2021. Proposed increases include a pay raise for state employees earning less than $40,000, and an addition of $169 million for Medicaid and PeachCare. The Department of Public Health faces a proposed $16 million reduction.
The Georgia Public Health Association is offering a limited number of scholarships to students for our 91st Annual Meeting and Conference on Jekyll Island in May. The deadline for applications is February 14, 2020.
Our December newsletter has information about our upcoming conference, professional development opportunities, healthcare changes and more.
The Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) board met December 20th via teleconference and gave final approval to Governor Brian Kemp’s 1115 Medicaid Waiver application. The waiver plan would expand access to Medicaid in Georgia, but include requirements that recipients of the expansion be employed or involved in other activities.
The Journal of the Georgia Public Health Association (jGPHA) is currently recruiting peer reviewers for the Spring 2020 issue. Applications are due by January 28th.
The Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health at Georgia Southern University is hosting a professional development workshop February 12, 2020 in Statesboro.
The Georgia Public Health Association 2020 conference planning committee welcomes your abstracts for oral presentations and scientific posters. The submission deadline has been extended to Friday, December 20, 2019 at 5 p.m.
The Journal of the Georgia Public Health Association (jGPHA) announces a call for papers for the Spring 2020 issue: Moving Translational Approaches to Community Transformation. Submissions are due by February 28, 2020.
Georgia Governor Brian P. Kemp has launched Georgia Access – a Section 1332 state relief and empowerment waiver to the Affordable Care Act.
As the number of vaping-related injury cases in Georgia continues to rise, the Department of Public Health has issued a health advisory detailing the health risks of e-cigarettes, vaping devices and vaping products.