New GPHA Administration Track to Feature NACCHO President, UGA Dean as Guest Speakers

March 2, 2016

The 87th Annual Georgia Public Health Association (GPHA) Meeting & Conference, taking place March 22-23 at the Hilton Atlanta, will feature the convocation’s first-ever Administration Track called “Defining Excellence.”

According to GPHA Administration Section Chair Brian Morgan, “It’s specifically designed for and should appeal to anyone in a leadership role at the local, district or state level, which could include everyone from general staff to program managers to health directors. The track is designed to help you define what should constitute excellence in your job – in your organization – so you can start making excellence a habit.”

Dr. Swannie Jett, health officer for the Florida Department of Health in Seminole County, Fla. and current president of the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), is the keynote speaker.

Dr. Joel Lee, John A. Drew professor of Healthcare Administration, professor of Health Policy and Management and associate dean for Academic Affairs at the University of Georgia’s College of Public Health, is the featured guest speaker.

In addition, track organizers have assembled two discussion panels – one focused on best administrative practices and the other on best financial practices. Panels will feature a variety of local, district and state public health employees sharing their insights and expertise on these topics.

Two concurrent sessions will round out the newly implemented GPHA Administration Track including a workshop on workforce development and another session entitled “Recruiting the Next Generation of Public Health Professionals” for the event’s Public Health Young Adults Day.  

Visit to find more details for the upcoming GPHA conference including registration forms, breakout session schedules and exhibitor information. 

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