The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is launching CATAPULT, a new health care model designed to improve the diagnosis and quality of care for chronic conditions.
Blog: Chronic Disease
Lee Roberson, 82, lives in Blairsville, Georgia and is one of the fifteen million Americans diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) each year.
On May 12, the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Georgia Hospital Association (GHA), along with other healthcare organizations, will host the Million Hearts Assembly at the Macon Marriott City Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The 86th Annual Georgia Public Health Association (GPHA) meeting gave the Georgia Department of Public Health’s (DPH) Chronic Disease Prevention Section a lot to celebrate.
Most of us don’t really think about breathing, but it’s always on the minds of about 50 million people with allergies and 23 million people with asthma when spring arrives in Georgia.
April is Alcoholism Awareness Month and it marks the 29th year of improving and saving lives through prevention, treatment and recovery for the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD).
Chronic diseases cost Georgia more than $40 billion dollars a year in avoidable health care costs and indirect social and economic impacts. That’s a hefty price for many illnesses that continue to impact more Georgia residents every year.
Jean O’Connor, JD, M.P.H., DrPH, chronic disease prevention director for the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH), was recently appointed as a new board member for the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD), a national organizat