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September 16, 2016
Grace Bagwell Adams, assistant professor of health policy and management, is leading an interdiscplinary team of UGA faculty and students in a community-wide needs assessment that will benefit Athens Clarke County residents. The Athens Wellbeing Project is supported by collaboration between the Athens-Clarke County Unified Government, the Clarke County School District, the Athens Area Community...
September 12, 2016
An assessment of community health needs, led by University of Georgia faculty and facilitated by the UGA Archway Partnership, has contributed to a new urgent care center for one middle Georgia county and resulted in a scholarly article in the Journal of the Georgia Public Health Association. Graduate students from the College of Public Health helped conduct the IRS-mandated Community Health Needs...
September 9, 2016
The University of Georgia College of Public Health has announced a new strategic partnership with The Forum Institute, an Oregon-based nonprofit think tank, to implement a first-of-its-kind preconception to infancy public health initiative for the state of Georgia. The Forum Institute will provide $2.4 million in funding to the UGA College of Public Health over two years to support the...
September 6, 2016
As a UGA undergraduate, Tawny Waltz always expected to pursue a career in government. After all, she earned her bachelor's degree in international affairs and political science from the university's School of Public and International Affairs in 2010, followed by her Master of Public Administration from SPIA in 2012. But during that program, she took two classes taught by Cham...
August 15, 2016
The University of Georgia College of Public Health was established as the University System of Georgia's first college of public health in 2005, and then its first accredited school of public health in 2009.  An advocate for improving public health through training, Dr. Harrison Spencer was one of our greatest supporters. He joined with us in celebrating every milestone, and even traveled to...
July 18, 2016
Story by Jasna Turković Originally published in the University of Zagreb School of Medicine Newsletter, Spring 2016 In May 2016, eleven University of Georgia (UGA) students from the United States, and two UGA faculty from the College of Public Health visited the University of Zagreb School of Medicine. This is the latest visit in the decades-long collaborative relationship between the two...
July 13, 2016
Under the Affordable Care Act, nonprofit hospitals are required to conduct a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) every three years in order to keep a nonprofit 501(c)(3) designation from the Internal Revenue Service. These CHNA reports identify community health problems and needs, as well as community assets and resources. Using recommendations proposed by Georgia Watch, the University of...
June 15, 2016
María Eugenia Castellanos has been awarded a 2016-2017 Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future Fellowship to fund her research identifying the risk factors associated with tuberculosis transmission in Guatemala and how they contribute to the spread of the disease in the Guatemalan population. Castellanos is a doctoral student studying epidemiology in the UGA College of...
May 16, 2016
New research from Dr. Karen Hilyard, assistant professor of health communication in the UGA College of Public Health, and colleagues from the George Washington University and Johns Hopkins University revealed a key factor for what it takes to make an article about vaccines go viral: including a clear bottom-line message explaining the meaning of vaccination. The study was published...
May 9, 2016
Iron, a critical element for living organisms, can be hard to hard to come by in open marine waters-except each summer, when atmospherically transported dust from north Africa's Sahara Desert provides pulses of biologically important nutrients, including iron, to the tropical marine waters of the Caribbean and southeastern U.S. In a study published today in the Proceedings of the National...
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