Public health professionals help communities withstand the impact of a natural or man-made disaster by planning ahead, acting as a source of information during the crisis and helping to mitigate the long- and short-term effects.
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Prevention is the foundation of the work of nearly all public health professionals, including those at the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH).
The system that keeps our nation’s food safe and healthy is complex. From deciphering food labels and weighing healthy meal options to cooking food safely and preventing foodborne illness, people must make a lot of choices to eat well.
About 140,000 babies are born in Georgia every year. The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) aims to make sure they all have a healthy start to life, which has a tremendous impact on the health of the community and the state.
The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) welcomes Gregory Felzien, M.D., to his new role as medical advisor to the department’s HIV program.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 1 in 68 children (or 14.7 per 1,000 eight-year-olds) in multiple communities in the United States has been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
Tommie Chambers, of Columbus, Ga. knows his situation is unique. He was able to recover from colon cancer without chemotherapy or radiation. But as a survivor, he has resumed his normal life and wants to tell others about it.
Residents near Columbus, Ga., who need a Georgia birth certificate to renew their driver’s license now have a convenient option, thanks to the Columbus Health Department and the Columbus-area Department of Driver Services (DDS).
In 2011, the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) reported that the state’s infant mortality rate had dropped to 6.8 deaths for every 1,000 live births.
Making Georgia a safe place for children is a priority for Gov. Nathan Deal, and in the month of April, the Georgia Children’s Cabinet will focus on promoting safe communities and stable families where children can thrive.