Montrece McNeill Ransom, JD, MPH currently serves as the Director of the National Coordinating Center for Public Health Training at the National Network of Public Health Institutes. Ms. Ransom will be discussing issues of health equity and incorporating equity into public health practice.
2022 Keynote Speakers
Dr. J. Marshall Shepherd
Dr. J. Marshall Shepherd is a leading international expert in weather and climate and is the Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor of Geography and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Georgia. He will discuss the art and challenges of communicating science today.
Thank you to all who attended the 11th annual State of the Public’s Health Conference on Thursday, October 27, 2022 at the UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel. We hope the day offered new ideas and inspiration to take action in your communities.
For those who could not join us or would like to revisit some of the day’s highlights, we invite you to review our conference program, scroll through our Facebook photo album of the event, or read through our collection of conference briefs (see below) provided through reporting from UGA’s Health and Medical Journalism graduate program news room.
The 2022 SOPH conference included six breakout sessions addressing:
- Adolescent and Young Adult Mental Health
- Federal COVID-19 Mandates
- Improving Black Maternal and Child Health Outcomes
- Structural Barriers to Health in Rural Georgia
- Homelessness in Atlanta
- Morning Keynote: The responsibility of belonging
- Afternoon Keynote: Meteorology and public health become increasingly intersecting fields
- Programs available to address dire mental health needs of Georgia’s youth
- COVID-19’s legacy on Federal authority
- Culturally reflected care coordination improved maternal and infant health outcomes for Black families in Fulton County
- Two innovative approaches seek to improve rural health in Georgia
- Valuing lives from all walks of life, connecting stories to resources
- Monkeypox trends worldwide and in Georgia