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.
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 Jessica Badour for more details about advertising in the next issue. Rates start at just $125 per year (ask about introductory discounts!). Click here to pay.
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 Jessica Badour 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 Jessica introductory discounts AND our discounts for exhibitors!). Click here to pay.
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.
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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 2020 AEC at Lake Lanier in May 2020, please contact the GEHA Editorial Committee Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org and/or Jessica.Badour@agr.georgia.gov. Submission DEADLINE to ensure content is included is March 1, 2020 (if you miss the deadline or need an extension, contact Jessica to discuss).
Read past editions of the GEHA Journal online here:
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