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State Rep. Ed Rynders to Resign

State House District 152 Rep. Ed Rynders is resigning from the Georgia House with a year left on his current two-year term. Rynders is a republican from Leesburg, and chairman of the House’s Governmental Affairs Committee and secretary of the Appropriations and Health and Human Services committees.

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Apply for APHA Public Health Fellowship

Do you have a passion for public health and a desire to influence health policy as a staff person in the U.S. Congress? Then you may want to apply for the Public Health Fellowship in Government offered by the American Public Health Association (APHA). Applications are due Sept. 4, 2019.

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Submit an Abstract for APHA Council of Affiliates Poster Session

The American Public Health Association (APHA) Council of Affiliates is looking for abstracts that highlight the work of APHA Affiliates. If your Affiliate has a promising program and/or best practice, please submit an abstract for possible poster presentation at the 147th APHA Annual Meeting & Exposition in Philadelphia, PA, November 2-6, 2019. Submission deadline for posters has been extended until Friday July 19.

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Rep. John Carson Named GPHA Legislator of the Year

Representative John Carson (R-Marietta) has been named GPHA Legislator of the Year for 2018. Carson worked to ensure passage of the distracted driving law, which took effect last July. The law made it illegal for motorists in Georgia to handle cell phones while driving. 

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