Experts from The March of Dimes, Healthcare Georgia Foundation and UGA’s College of Public Health painted a grim picture of how well the state addresses issues like maternal and infant deaths, preterm births and access to prenatal care.
Strategies such as community gardens, farm-to-school programs and food-sharing were among the solutions shared by panelists on Oct. 18 during the seventh annual State of the Public’s Health Conference at the University of Georgia.
A growing mistrust of the water supply could have a negative impact on other public health initiatives, like efforts to tackle the obesity epidemic, said experts during a discussion on lead, an odorless contaminant.
Health care was a hot-button issue in Tuesday night’s Georgia gubernatorial debate. Abrams portrayed Medicaid expansion as beneficial for both metro-Atlanta and rural Georgians, while Kemp referred to it as “expanding a broken system”.
The lack of therapeutic intervention has been a longstanding frustration for those who study concussions and other traumatic brain injuries. Now some University of Georgia researchers may be making headway in addressing the issue.