Georgia Environmental Health Association


This page is dedicated to sharing issues of our popular professional magazine, the annual GEHA Journal, as well as GEHA newsletter updates, and other published resources relating to environmental health topics. These include papers, reports, articles, videos, and other publications written by GEHA’s membership. If you have something you would like to share, please email us.

The GEHA Journal
Now accepting content submissions! Click here to email us. (Read more below on submission guidelines.)

The GEHA Journal is an open access, professional and educational magazine published by GEHA annually to coincide with the Annual Educational Conference (AEC). The journal provides a platform to share and expand our knowledge-base and best practices in field work, industry happenings, new academic research, and everything in between. The GEHA Journal may include research, case studies, reports, new tools or resources, interviews, editorials, scholarship and award announcements and commentaries about GEHA activities throughout the year.

As Georgia’s primary connection to the complete spectrum of environmental health topics, the GEHA Journal has an estimated circulation of 5,000 professionals with a vested interest in areas such as air quality, drinking water, food safety and protection, hazardous materials/toxic substances management, institutional environmental health, occupational safety and health, terrorism and all-hazards preparedness, vector control, wastewater management, and water pollution control/water quality. See previous editions linked at the bottom of this webpage.

Advertisement Opportunities

Become a journal advertiser and reach thousands of environmental health professionals who seek your company’s products/services, information, and expertise to help advance their organizations! This magazine is a marketing tool used year-round, distributed throughout Georgia with regional and national reach. Contact Kristin Patten for more details about advertising in the next issue. Rates start at just $125 per year, up to $400 for a full-page color advertisement (ask Kristin about discounts for exhibitors!). To advertise in the annual GEHA Journal or to become an exhibitor click here: 

$125 - 1/4 Page Ad
$200 - 1/2 Page Ad
$350 - Full Page Ad
$500 - Two Full Page Ads

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Advertisement Sizing Specs:

Please email ads to Kristin Patten at We request that all ads are sent over "camera ready" to ensure that the content in your ad is correct and to avoid errors. Please send ads in a high quality PDF or JPG format. 

How to Submit Content for the Journal

Submission categories are open to anything applicable to any of the fields related to environmental and public health. Original research related to environmental health is welcomed. AEC presenters are also encouraged to submit an article or keynote summaries specific to their presentation.

Submissions must:

  1. Be submitted electronically as a Microsoft Word document.

  2. Be formatted with single spacing, double spaced between paragraphs. Please do not “indent” new paragraphs or include any other special formatting, except for necessary bullet points or numbered lists, as needed.

  3. Include original related graphics (photos, tables, figures, charts, etc.). Graphics must be:
    • Sent as separate attachments (not copied into the document)
    • High-resolution and high-quality
    • Captioned with credit (i.e., this could be a photographer’s name, website where a photo was saved from, or other way to provide credit to the original source)
  4. Feature content written based on recent, accredited research with up-to-date references. Ideally, all sources will come from original research, and/or published academic, scholastic, government, or other unbiased research/sources.

Tips for sources and citations:

  • Follow the APA reference guide.
  • Include in-text citations at the end of a sentence using the author’s last name and year of the publication: (Name, Year).
  • Provide full citation(s) at the end of the article in a complete list alphabetized by primary author’s last name; there are websites that can help support creating references, such as Citation Machine ( Again, please do not include any indentations or special formatting for citations.

Final Print Production Process

Submissions will be reviewed for quality and relevance by the GEHA Editorial Committee. Pending availability of space and print capabilities, the Editor will make every attempt to include all submissions provided. (Note: Some submissions may also be recommended for newsletter publication.)

After submission, articles will be reviewed by the editorial staff and/or board members. Authors will be provided specific reviewer comments and/or a PDF print for review prior to publication. Proofs must be checked carefully and returned on or before the requested deadline. Authors are solely responsible for the accuracy and completeness of the article, including references and citations as needed.

To submit content ideas for the 2020 (Volume 43) issue, which will be published to coincide with the 2022 AEC in Savannah in July 2022, please contact Kristin Patten at Submission DEADLINE to ensure content is included is June 15, 2022.

Read past editions of the GEHA Journal online here:



(2011) From Then to Now & Here to There: A Glimpse at Contaminated Lands & Environmental Health Issues in the United Kingdom

By Julia Campbell, M.P.H. Program Consultant, Environmental Health Branch Georgia Department of Public Health (NEHA Sabbatical)

(2002) Hand Washing in Georgia’s Public Schools: A Community Needs Assessment And Intervention Study
By Melinda F. Scarborough as a project submitted to the Rollins School of Public Health in partial fulfillment of the degree of Master of Public Health Emory University


Food Service Inspections – Tara Wheeler-Lay, an environmental health specialist and GEHA member at the Floyd County Health Department, explains what health department inspectors look for when performing inspections of food service establishments, including restaurants, schools and more.
Understanding Your Septic Tank – GA Dept of Public Health
Septic System Challenge – UGA Center for Urban Agriculture

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