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Emory PHTC Helps the Georgia Department of Public Health Move from “Good to Great”

The Emory Public Health Training Center (Emory PHTC) and the Rollins School of Public Health (RSPH), Emory University, recently co-sponsored the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH)’s two-day leadership meeting: “Good to Great”.  The event, which was based on leadership concepts introduced by author Mr. Jim Collins, was held on May 28-29 at the RSPH and brought together leadership from the state Department of Public Health office and all 18 health districts in Georgia.  Approximately 170 attendees gathered to learn and strategize about steps to further enhance DPH’s goals and initiatives in serving the health needs of Georgia.  DPH Commissioner Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald presided over the meeting which was the culmination of a multi-year leadership development initiative.  Dr. James Curran, dean of the Rollins School of Public Health said, “We were pleased to be a partner in this movement and to support the efforts of the DPH leadership.”  For more information about the Georgia Department of Public Health’s Good to Great movement, please go to:  https://dph.georgia.gov/blog/2014-06-09/statewide-public-heath-leaders-assemble-launch-‘good-great’-movement.