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See a Child Alone in a Car? Speak Up

April 21, 2014

It was a muggy June afternoon in 2010 when Christine Spriggs, a nutrition assistant at the Floyd County Health Department, parked her pickup truck at the grocery store.

Cobb and Douglas Public Health Advocates Awarded

April 21, 2014

Last month, the Georgia Public Health Association (GPHA) presented Dr. Dan Stephens with the Fred Agel Governance Award in recognition of his outstanding commitment and service as Chairman of the Cobb Board of Health.

Over a Lifetime, Childhood Obesity Costs $19,000 per Child

April 14, 2014

Childhood obesity comes with an estimated price tag of $19,000 per child when comparing lifetime medical costs to those of a normal weight child, according to an analysis led by researchers at the Duke Global Health Institute and Duke-NUS Graduate Medi

Effects of Child Abuse Last a Lifetime

April 14, 2014

Child abuse and neglect are major public health problems.  Nationally, nearly one in three adults reports that they were emotionally, physically or sexually abused as a child and one in nine reports having been emotionally or physically neglected.

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