Now that the legislative session has reconvened, you can catch up on the current status of bills with this legislation tracking list.
The Georgia Public Health Association is now accepting nominations for the 2013 Sellers-McCroan Award. The Award is presented annually to an individual or group whose work has had significant impact on epidemiology and/or laboratory services at the state, district or county levels; in academia; or in hospitals.
Help your colleague get well-deserved recognition! Nominations are being accepted for GPHA Section Awards. The nomination deadline is December 30, 2013.
A new Public Health Commission has been formed to study the reorganization of public health in Georgia. This edition of The Capitol Corner outlines the mission and members of the new commission.
The latest Southern Health Association newsletter features the latest news from GPHA.
Each year in the United States, around 36,000 people die and more than 200,000 are hospitalized because of seasonal flu. People who don’t get a flu shot are putting themselves and their close contacts at risk for flu. Getting a flu shot is the single best way to protect yourself and the people you love… Read more »
All seven “Get Ready” Helping Handouts are now available in Spanish to help Americans prepare themselves, their families and their communities for all public health hazards, including disasters, pandemic flu or other emerging infectious diseases. Click here for the handouts, then share them with those you care about, or pass them out in your community.… Read more »
It’s that time again! This November, when you change your clocks because of daylight saving time, remember to check your preparedness kit to make sure your emergency stockpile isn’t missing any items and that the food hasn’t expired. APHA’s Get Ready: Set Your Clocks, Check Your Stocks campaign is back to remind people to refresh… Read more »
Mandatory evacuations. Flooding. Widespread power outages. If you’re still hemming and hawing about creating an emergency kit or assembling a family emergency plan, the recent hurricanes should serve as a not-so-friendly reminder. The good news is there’s no time like the present to start planning. And what better time to begin than National Preparedness Month?… Read more »