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Editors

Editor-in-Chief: Raymona H. Lawrence, DrPH, MPH, Georgia Southern University
Associate Editor: Daniel S. Blumenthal, Morehouse School of Medicine
Founding Editor: McKinley Thomas, Georgia Southern University
 

The Journal of the Georgia Public Health Association is a peer reviewed publication addressing issues within the fields of public health, community health, and health education and promotion, particularly focusing on work conducted in and/or specifically relevant to Georgia.

See About this Journal for more information.

Current Issue: Volume 7, Number 2 (2019)

Original Research

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Participatory Process for Implementing a Colorectal Cancer Screening Intervention: an Action Plan for Local Sustainability
Selina A. Smith, Joyce Q. Sheats, Sandra J. Hamilton, Benjamin E. Ansa, Mary S. Whitehead, Ernestine Delmoor, Thomas Britt, Cassandra Harris, Janette Robinson-Flint, Cheryl Johnson, and Corliss McKeever

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Social Media Usage and Influenza Beliefs, Risk Perceptions and Behavioral Intentions Among Students at a University in Southeastern US
Jingjing Yin, Pei-Ling Tseng, Kotwoallama Reine Zerbo, Zion Tsz Ho Tse, Levi Ross, and Isaac Chun-Hai Fung

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Implementing Mindfulness Practices With Parents of Young Children in a Low-socioeconomic Status Neighborhood
Andrew T. Roach, Josephine Mhende, Brian A. Barger, and Douglas A. Roberts

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The Impact of Maternal Literacy Skills on Child Weight in Mozambique
Ashley Watson, Shannon Self-Brown, Iris Feinberg, and Whitney Rostad

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Sociodemographic and Biometric Factors Associated With Eating Behaviors Among African American Women Aged 18-74
Takiyah J. Thomas, Jammie M. Hopkins, Riba Kelsey-Harris, Folashade Omole, and Ernest Alema-Mensah

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Mental Health Outcomes, Parenting Skills and Family Functioning of Adult and Family Treatment Court Participants
Carolyn A. Malone, Jessica S. Rogers, Wendy P. Guastaferro, and Daniel J. Whitaker

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Living Arrangement: a Contributor to Vascular Disease in Asymptomatic African American Women
Meldra Hall, Elizabeth Ofili, Rigobert Lapu-Bula, Ernest Alema-Mensah, and Stephanie Miles-Richardson

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Ethical Approaches to Mandating Influenza Vaccinations for Local Health Department Workforce in Georgia
Melicent R. Miller, Maureen K. Akubu-Odero, LaShauna L. Hunt, Stephanie L. Irvin, Catherine T. Palmer, and William A. Mase

Literature Review

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The Ethics of Parental Refusal to Vaccinate: Costs, Community Safety, and Individual Rights
Olatanwa Adewale, Carla Cooper, Pascal Felix, Ashley K. Mitchell, Justin Savage, and William A. Mase

BRIEF Reports

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Examining the Characteristics of Physicians That Leave Georgia After Medical School Training
Emmanuel Akowuah, Imaobong Ekpo, Samuel Opoku, and Bettye Apenteng

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Characteristics of the Health Information Technology Workforce in Georgia
Imaobong Ekpo, Emmanuel Akowuah, Bettye Apenteng, and Samuel Opoku

Practice Notes

Conference Report

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88th Annual Georgia Public Health Association Meeting & Conference Report
Colin K. Smith, Regina Abbott, Eleanora Zhilyak, and Christy Sims

Qualitative Research

Secondary Data Analyses

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Improving Housing Quality to Reduce Asthma Rates and Healthcare Costs in Athens-Clarke County, GA
Samantha J. Harris, John M. Johnston, Maria Bowie, and Grace Bagwell Adams

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Health Care Access by Weight Status in the State of Georgia
Elizabeth Pullekines and Janani Rajbhandari-Thapa