Improving health takes many hands.

We actively engage with the populations and communities we serve, incorporating their voices, to find solutions with staying power.

Pursue Understanding. Take Action.

Serving Georgia

UGA and the College of Public Health have a presence in all 159 counties in Georgia. Our faculty, staff, and students work directly with Georgia communities to fully understand existing barriers to health and deliver solutions with staying power.

Explore the many communities where our College is carrying out public service projects, engaged scholarship, and service learning projects.

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Committed to the Public’s Health.

The concepts of service and practice are at the core of the UGA College of Public Health’s mission to enhance the quality of life for communities in Georgia and around the world.

Through its various degree programs and experiential learning opportunities, the College places an emphasis on community-oriented problem solving, putting the theories and concepts explored in the classroom into practice in real-world settings. Faculty, staff, and students at the College tackle the world’s biggest public health challenges head-on through active research and outreach.

In addition, the College’s Office of Outreach, Engagement & Equity builds and sustains ongoing university and community partnerships that advance community health, student education, and faculty research and service efforts.

Learn more about our Outreach Services or checkout our spotlights to learn more about the people, programs and partnerships that further our College’s mission to be pursue understanding and take action.


Alzheimer's Care

The Cognitive Aging Research and Education (CARE) Center provides dementia and Alzheimer’s diagnosis at its Athens clinic, brain health and dementia prevention education to communities across the state, as well as provides accredited continuing education and medical education for healthcare providers to support care for patients living with these diseases. Learn more.

Health Equity Hub

The Health Equity Hub serves as the intersection of teaching, research and service for health equity at the UGA College of Public Health. The Hub supports the college’s Health Equity Fellows Program and offers a Graduate Certificate in Social Determinants of Health. Learn more.

State of the Public's Health Conference

The State of the Public’s Health Conference (SOPH), is an annual meeting of public health practitioners and researchers, policymakers, community-based organizations, and others passionate about improving the public’s health in Georgia. Visit the SOPH website.

Assessment & Evaluation Services

UGA Public Health has a long history of supporting Georgia communities, agencies and healthcare systems with comprehensive community needs assessments, program evaluation and economic evaluation. Learn more.

Campus Kitchen

The Campus Kitchen at UGA is the student-powered hunger relief program, housed in the UGA Office of Service-Learning. Learn more.

UGA Extension

UGA Extension offers a wealth of information, educational programs and services for Georgia residents. Extension agents and trained support staff serve all 159 counties in the state. Learn more.