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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DPH Expands Access to the Georgia Tobacco Quit Line Through the Million Hearts Initiative

Tobacco claims the lives of more than 10,000 Georgians each year and causes a variety of illnesses including strokes, diabetes and cancer.



Making the Most of Community Partnerships in the Coastal Health District 

Time, knowledge, and resources can be shared through public and private collaborations to benefit everyone involved.  Recently, one of those partnerships helped nurses in the Coastal Health District learn about the potential harmful effects of mercury.

DPH's Older Driver Task Force Partners with DDS to Keep Senior Citizens Moving Safely

There are many things to appreciate when it comes to getting older - having wisdom, experience and lifelong successes are a few of them.  However, other factors of aging often come with more complicated physical changes such as the decline of strength, vision, memory and reflexes. 


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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