What do playgrounds, school lunches, vaccinations, sidewalks and wheelchair ramps have in common? They all contribute to a community's ability to help its residents get healthy and stay healthy, sometimes called a culture of health.
At the State of Public Health Conference held at UGA on Sept. 10, UGA's College of Public Health and J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development unveiled a joint initiative designed to engage community leaders in creating and sustaining a culture of health in their communities.
The support of peer groups and clinicians is critical to the development of effective breastfeeding programs, according to recent University of Georgia research.
Building upon UGA's strengths in cutting-edge infectious disease research, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents provided funding in 2007 to hire seven new faculty members working at the forefront of infectious disease prevention and control.
Since arriving at UGA, these researchers have garnered more than $15 million in new grant funding, primarily from federal agencies such as the National Institutes of Health, for research addressing major global health challenges.
Georgia Golden Olympics offers people over age 50 the opportunity to take their athletic passion or their pastime to another level: competition! You can help the Georgia Golden Olympics continue the tradition of providing hospitality, support, and friendship to senior athletes by signing up to volunteer at the event or by planning to attend and be part of the fun!
More information about the Games can be found at georgiagoldenolympics.org.
Matthew Lee Smith, PhD, MPH, CHES, assistant professor of health promotion and behavior at the University of Georgia College of Public Health, has been accepted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Health Behavior (AAHB). He will be inducted at the Academy’s annual meeting in San Antonio, Texas in March 2015.