The Georgia House Rural Development Council met on September 6-7 in Metter, GA for a conference focusing on rural healthcare. There is a video from the conference that is available to the public and may be of interest to GPHA members.
Due to Hurricane Irma, State government will be closed Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 11-12, for all employees except essential personnel.
Gary Nelson of Healthcare Georgia Foundation was a guest on the GPB radio show “On Second Thought” with Celeste Headlee Wednesday, August 2 at 9 a.m. Nelson discussed rural health care access and the Two Georgias initiative.
Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, Director of the Georgia Department of Public Health, will soon serve on the national stage. The Trump administration has appointed Fitzgerald to lead the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Looking for continuing education credits? Here are links to some free available nursing CE hours!
In its June meeting, the Georgia Department of Public Health recognized several public health groups for their leadership and service, including the Epidemiology Section, Vital Records Department, and the Cobb/Douglas public health district.
Georgia’s House Rural Development Caucus has released its remaining meeting schedule for 2017.
Governor Deal today held budget signing ceremonies across the state for next year’s $25 billion state budget. This budget is based on a 3.5 percent increase in general fund revenues over FY 2017, reflecting Georgia’s sustained economic growth.
Sen. Renee Unterman (R-Buford) has been recognized as the 2016 Legislator of the Year by the Georgia Public Health Association (GPHA) in recognition of her numerous contributions to the profession and to the health of all Georgians. The award presentation was made in front of more than 500 GPHA members at the association’s annual Spring meeting in Atlanta.
Are you a student looking to present your work at the annual APHA conference in November? There will be two student poster sessions for the upcoming APHA 2017 Annual Meeting & Exposition in Atlanta, GA. The deadline for submitting poster abstracts is April 30, 2017.