Georgia Department of Public Health

our mission

prevent disease, injury & disability

promote health & well-being

prepare for & respond to disasters

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Public Health Topics

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What you need to know

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COVID-19 Update

What you need to know


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Emergency Management


Hurricane Preparedness

Get Twice the Protection

Get vaccinated and take that extra step toward safeguarding your health.

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Public Health Professionals


Disease Reporting

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Career Opportunities

More than a job


Kathleen Toomey


Kathleen E. Toomey, M.D., M.P.H., was appointed commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Health by Governor Brian Kemp in March 2019. As commissioner, Dr. Toomey oversees 159 county health departments in 18 health districts, and various public health programs.

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Regs and Rule-Making

Administrative Orders

Executive Orders