The Georgia Public Health Association is honored to be the recipient of a $200,000 grant from Healthcare Georgia Foundation. The grant will be used to hire an executive director, strengthen organizational capacity and focus GPHA’s efforts on having a more meaningful impact on Georgia’s healthcare dialogue.
GPHA’s grant is one of six grant awards totaling $631,800 through an initiative by Healthcare Georgia Foundation to prominently position Georgia’s public health system and its leadership to be more effective advocates in the public health arena.
“Georgia’s public health system has essentially been weakened in recent years through a series of state budget cuts,” said Gary D. Nelson, president of Healthcare Georgia Foundation. “Today, per capita spending on public health in Georgia is down to a nickel a day.”
Healthcare Georgia Foundation gives hundreds of grants to nonprofit organizations throughout Georgia that support its goal of expanding access to affordable, quality healthcare. To learn more about the foundation, click here.