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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. The article quotes workshop moderator...
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. In continued coverage of the event, the Athens Banner Herald reported on insights provided by panelists from the HIV office in Georgia Department of...
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...
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. Featuring interactive workshops and expert talks on important public health issues facing Georgia, the event brings together over 200 public health professionals, elected officials, policymakers, academics, community-based...
August 11, 2014
On Friday Aug. 8th, the UGA College of Public Health celebrated Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day by uniting social media with notable, Georgia personalities to promote healthy eating and the fight against obesity in a campaign called “Spread the Health.” Georgia First Lady Sandra Deal, former UGA football coach and athletic director Vince Dooley, restaurateur...
May 7, 2014
Graduates in the class of 2014 at the University of Georgia’s College of Public Health will hear words of wisdom from one of Georgia’s top public health leaders. J. Patrick O’Neal, M.D., director of health protection for the Georgia Department of Public Health, will deliver the college’s commencement address on Fri., May 9, during graduation ceremonies in Athens, Georgia...
May 6, 2014
The University of Georgia College of Public Health presented awards to two preceptors and their agencies at the annual Practice Advisory Group Spring Luncheon April 22 on the UGA Health Sciences Campus.  New this year, the College’s “Preceptor of the Year” and “Agency of the Year” awards will be given annually to recognize those outstanding preceptors and...
April 29, 2014
The College of Public Health at the University of Georgia recognized its top students and outstanding faculty during its annual awards and recognition ceremony April 29.  The event was held in Georgia Hall on the UGA Health Sciences Campus, which serves as the new home to the College and its various units.   “I am very proud of the accomplishments of our students and faculty at...
April 4, 2014
Phillip Williams, Ph.D., dean of the University of Georgia College of Public Health, has been appointed to the Board of Scientific Counselors at the National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (NCEH/ATSDR), part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius invited Dr....
April 1, 2014
The University of Georgia College of Public Health is celebrating National Public Health Week (NPHW) by hosting events and activities during the week of April 7th surrounding this year’s theme, “Public Health: Start Here.” Each year, NPHW focuses its effort on a different theme, and this year's theme presents an opportunity for the College of Public Health, as well as...
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