Health Policy

The 2023 Legislative Session of the Georgia General Assembly has begun.

Throughout the legislative session, our liaison Scott Maxwell will provide a weekly report on bills and any other legislative activity related to public health. Reports will be posted here.

Review the weekly updates from the 2023 legislative session below:

Looking for a recap of previous legislative sessions? Click here to view an archive of legislative reports for 2018 – 2022.

2022 Policy Positions

  • Funding: Maintaining sufficient funding for county health departments through the Grants-to-Counties formula.
  • Workforce: Salary enhancements to promote recruitment, retention, and succession efforts for public health staff.
  • Financial incentives for primary care professionals to practice in Georgia, especially in rural areas.
  • Opposition to legislation that weaken public health laws, i.e. food safety.
  • Support of legislation to revise and strengthen the Smoke Free Air Act and childhood lead poisoning prevention laws.