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STD Director Allen Wins GPHA Honor

April 14, 2014

Colleagues at the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) know Michelle Allen as the “syphilis girl.” The name isn’t an insult – it’s a reflection of the dedication she has for fighting sexually transmitted disease (STD) throughout Georgia as the dir

DPH Expands Tobacco Use Ban

March 17, 2014

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has expanded its tobacco use policy with the aim of protecting employees from secondhand smoke and encouraging those who use tobacco to quit.

Keheley Named DPH Inspector General

March 3, 2014

Rick Keheley is the new director of the Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH). After serving as the office’s interim director since August 2013, Keheley began his new role in February.

Vargas Elected to National Refugee Health Board

January 27, 2014

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) congratulates Monica Vargas, state refugee health coordinator at the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH), on her election to the 2014 executive leadership board of the Association of Refugee Health Co

New Year, New Chances to Be Healthy

January 21, 2014

The beginning of a new year has many people hoping to make a fresh, healthy start. The Office of Worksite Wellness at the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) aims to help public health employees do just that.

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