The purpose of the Center for Health and Social Issues
at Georgia College is to improve the health of the residents
of Central Georgia through collaborative campus/community
partnerships to provide research and education concerning
contemporary health problems and social issues.
The policies and operation of the center are guided by the following principles:
1. Health is a multi-dimensional phenomenon comprised of physical, psychological, social, and spiritual dimensions and good health consists of a balance among all dimensions;
2. Good health is essential to the attainment of an actualized life;
3. Individuals have the power to positively change their own health status and to influence others to do the same;
4. Individuals have the power to positively influence the health of the community and nation;
5. Research is essential to our understanding of health and social issues related to health;
6. As an institution of higher learning, GC has an obligation to direct its many resources for the purpose of improving both individual and public health.
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Dr. Jim Lidstone
Director, Center for Health & Social Issues
College of Health Sciences
Campus Box 64
Milledgeville, GA 31061
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