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October 20, 2014
The University of Georgia College of Public Health has received a full seven-year reaccreditation, the maximum term awarded, from the Council on Education for Public Health. The Council on Education for Public Health, or CEPH, is the only independent agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to accredit schools and programs of public health. Accreditation by CEPH provides assurance...
October 6, 2014
The Red & Black recently wrote about the free Tai Chi classes offered on the UGA Health Sciences campus each semester to UGA students, faculty and the local community through a partnership of the College of Public Health with Kaiser Permanente.  One of our HPAM faculty Dr. Ko Otani commented on the program:  “Kaiser wanted to improve the health of our community and our college...
September 26, 2014
The Athens Banner Herald provided follow up coverage of "A Conversation about Ebola," a community forum held on the UGA Health Sciences campus in Sept. Presented by the College of Public Health and Athens Regional Medical Center, the event provided a forum for members of the local community to ask questions about the potential threat of Ebola in Georgia and the U.S.  Excerpts of...
September 25, 2014
Thursday evening, at the University of Georgia Health Sciences Campus, the College of Public Health partnered with Athens Regional Medical Center to host a community forum at which faculty experts discussed the infectious disease and its potential effects locally, reported the Red & Black, UGA's student newspaper. “The disease is very serious,” said Christopher Whalen, an...
September 17, 2014
As awareness spreads and questions continue about recent Ebola outbreaks in Africa, as well as increased focus on the treatment of some patients with the virus in Atlanta, the University of Georgia College of Public Health and Athens Regional Medical Center are partnering to hold a community forum to discuss the infectious disease and any potential local impacts. "A Conversation about Ebola...
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.  This one-day event, which is open to faculty, staff and student representatives from all of Georgia's public and private colleges and universities, will feature practical information and...
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.  The pilot study gave teachers training...
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. to discuss issues stemming from addressing Georgia's healthcare coverage issues to relieving the burden...
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...
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