Ebola - What You Need To Know

Ensuring Georgia’s medical providers, hospitals, and the general public are prepared for the possibility of Ebola infection in Georgia, no matter how remote, is a top priority. DPH recognizes Georgia’s preparation efforts must extend well beyond the medical community. This section contains preparedness information and specialized guidance.


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Coach Fred Corral Wins Battle to Quit tobacco After Several Attempts

Thursday, Nov. 20 will mark the Great American Smokeout.  Recognized on the third Thursday of November, this annual observance encourages smokers to use this date to make a plan to quit or plan in advance to quit smoking that day.


Georgia Schools Fuel Up to Play 60 with $50,000 Atlanta Falcons Youth Foundation Grant

When the Atlanta Falcons players are not on the football field scoring touchdowns, you will find them sharing their passion for physical fitness and helping school leaders combat one of the state’s most talked-about public heath challenges – childhood obesity.


Local Leaders Join Forces to Improve Georgia's Health and Combat Chronic Disease

Chronic diseases cost Georgia more than $40 billion dollars a year in avoidable health care costs and indirect social and economic impacts.  That’s a hefty price for many illnesses that continue to impact more Georgia residents every year.


Commissioner's Message

On behalf of more than 6,000 dedicated public health practitioners throughout the State of Georgia, I welcome you to our new site. And I hope you will join us in our important mission: We Protect Lives


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