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September 15, 2014

The Georgia Department of Public Health and the College of Public Health invite the UGA community to attend the Tobacco-Free Colleges and Universities Summit Sept. 19 on the Health Sciences Campus. 
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September 12, 2014

The Georgia Health News recently shared the results of a pilot study evaluting health impacts at the 39 elementary schools participating in the "Health Empowers You" program - part of the state’s “Power Up for 30” initiative which encourages schools to give children an additional 30 minutes of physical activity daily. 
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September 11, 2014

In its coverage of the College's 2014 State of Public Health Conference, the Athens Banner Herald offered a report on a morning workshop addressing the expansion of Medicaid coverage in Georgia. The presentation took a look at how the use of Medicaid Section 1115 Demonstration Waivers might offer a solution to both economic and health equity concerns.
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September 11, 2014

The number of people in Georgia with HIV/AIDS is on the rise, and is likely to keep increasing, according to experts invited to report on the the state of HIV care in Georgia at the 2014 State of Public Health Conference on Sept. 10 in Athens, Ga.
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September 11, 2014

The Red & Black  offered highlights and commentary in their coverage of the College's 2014 State of Public Health Conference on Sept. 10. The event brought together over 300 public health professionals, academics, students, policy makers and business leaders to Athens, Ga.
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September 10, 2014

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.
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August 29, 2014

The third annual State of Public Health Conference, hosted by the University of Georgia College of Public Health, will be held Sept. 10 in the UGA Hotel and Conference Center.read more

August 28, 2014

The support of peer groups and clinicians is critical to the development of effective breastfeeding programs, according to recent University of Georgia research.
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August 26, 2014

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.
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