The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) plans to award up to 75 grants to rural communities as part of a new Rural Communities Opioid Response (Planning) (RCORP) initiative in FY 18.
Vaping devices have been touted by manufacturers as a way to help people quit smoking. But as this New York Times article states, many schools are now struggling to help students cope with vaping addiction.
The Georgia Public Health Association (GPHA) held its 2018 Annual Meeting and Conference on April 4 – 6 at Jekyll Island, Georgia, where the gavel as President of the association was passed from Dianne McWethy, MPA to Colin K. Smith, DrPH, MS, CPH.
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. Learn more about our 2018 winners!
J. Patrick O’Neal, MD, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Health, received the 2018 Sellers-McCroan Award during the Georgia Public Health Association conference on Jekyll Island on April 5.
Conference attendees – interested in winning GIFT CARDS from Starbucks, Barnes & Noble and Target? See how you can enter to win!
The GA General Assembly session closed on March 29. Some of the highlights in our latest report include information on a new Rural Health Innovation Center to be established, along with a Health Coordination and Innovation Council.
The Georgia legislative session is drawing to a close, with adjournment expected by midnight on Thursday of this week. This legislative report provides updates on the final full week of activity, as major pieces of legislation were being sculpted into their near-final formulation.
On April 3 from 1-2 pm, the American Public Health Association and the Environmental Health Coalition will present a webinar entitled “Exploring the ‘Environmental Health Playbook:’ Safe Drinking Water, Healthy Housing and Clean Air.”
In our Legislative Update for Week 10, ending March 16, we’ve seen significant progress by bills representing the work of both House and Senate study committees on rural Georgia. Get info on these and other bills we’re following in our latest legislative update.