Sonny Purdue brings tax breaks to the rich, Emory hosts cancer symposiums, Carter meets with UN over world maternal health

Tax Breaks

Good news if you’re rich! Sonny Perdue has signed a bill “that will give insurers millions of dollars in tax breaks for selling the plans.” These plans benefit mostly wealthy consumers.

In Georgia, Millions in Tax Breaks for Insurers on High-Deductible Plans

Emory Town Hall for African American Women

Emory’s Winship Cancer Institute will host a town hall to address breast health issues for African American women on May 15 at 6 p.m. The meeting is free and open to the public.

Breast Cancer Town Hall

The following day Winship will host a scientific symposium on triple negative breast cancer – a fast moving cancer that disproportionately strikes African American women and is resistant to current therapies. This symposium is targeted to health care professionals and is free. May 16 from 8 am to 5 pm.

Triple Negative Breast Cancer Scientific Symposium

Carter, UN

President Carter is meeting with the UN secretary and 40 global health leaders this morning at the Carter Center to discuss global maternal health care. Some of the goals they will discuss include:

  • reducing child and maternal mortality;

  • eradicating extreme poverty and hunger;

  • universal primary education;

  • combatting AIDS, malaria and other diseases.

UN Chief, Carter to discuss world health problems

Flu Shot Availability

October 31, 2007

I have compiled a list of upcoming flu clinics by date.  I will update this list in two weeks.   This is simple formatting but if you want it in a pretty table format, click on Flu Shot Clinics

Publix  
1544 Piedmont Ave, NE
404-898-1850
11/1
4 pm – 8 pm
$30

CVS
1043 Cleveland Ave in East Point
404-767-2034
11/3
10 am – 2 pm

Publix
2155 N Decatur Rd. in Decatur
404-638-6015
11/8
10 am – 2 pm
$30

Publix
950 W. Peachtree St., N.W.
404-253-3544    
11/9     
10 am – 2 pm    
$30

Publix  
2325 Cheshire Bridge Rd, N.E.  
404-638-1900    
11/10   
10 am – 2 pm    
$30

CVS    
520 Boulevard Se         
404-624-0022    
11/12   
10 am – 2 pm    

Nextcare          
1220 Caroline St. #230  
678-916-3610    
11/13   
8 am – 8 pm      
$25

Publix  
1001 Ponce de Leon     
404-892-9229    
11/13   
4 pm – 8 pm      
$30

Publix  
2969 N Druid Hills Rd   
404-638-6022    
11/15   
11 am – 2 pm    
$30

Publix  
2900 Peachtree Rd, NW
404-848-0330    
11/17   
12 pm – 4 pm    
$30

Welcome

October 22, 2007

Welcome to SEATLPHB (Southeast Atlanta Public Health Blog). It’s a mouthful and probably sounds like a bar in the Pacific Northwest, but it’s the most descriptive acronym we could come up with (yet).


We’ll be publishing articles about Public Health and Safety issues as they relate to the communities in Southeast Atlanta including East Atlanta, Grant Park and S.A.N.D (South Atlantans for Neighborhood Development).

During these first few months we’ll be covering issues ranging from vaccine safety, finding a specialist, injury prevention and managing allergies to profiling local institutions, clinicians and discussing politics and stem cells.

As we grow and bring in more contributors we hope to introduce voices of local public health figures, schools, and organizations.