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.
Georgia Governor Brian P. Kemp announced 17 appointees to serve on various state boards and commissions today.
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.
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp appointed Dr. Sangmin Shin to the state Board of Public Health in July. Dr. Shin is the Physician Program Director of Research and an Orthopedic Surgeon with Kaiser Permanente in Atlanta.
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.
The Healthcare Georgia Foundation has issued a Notification of Funding Availability for the 2019 Direct Services Grant Program. Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to participate in the pre-application webinar on July 10, 2019 at 10:00 AM EST.
It is with great sadness that we must announce the passing of a former Georgia Public Health Association president, Dr. Paul J. Wiesner, on June 1, 2019.
One of the best parts of our conference each year is the GPHA Section Award Ceremony, when we recognize some of Georgia’s top public health champions. Take a look at the winners for 2019!
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.
The top U.S. public health official addressed members of the Georgia Public Health Association at the organization’s annual conference Wednesday, May 8 in Atlanta. Robert R. Redfield, M.D., Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, spoke about the importance of partnerships in public health.