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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.  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...
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...
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