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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

50 Years of Fighting Tobacco

January 17, 2014

Fifty years ago this week, the first U.S. Surgeon General’s report linking tobacco and lung cancer was published. Since then, the U.S. and Georgia have made tremendous progress in reducing the burden of tobacco on our communities.

Shining a Light on Diabetes

January 21, 2014

Nearly one in 10 Georgians lives with diabetes, and thousands more are at risk of developing the disease. While many need to learn how to live well with the disease, for others, it may be entirely preventable.

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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