Center for Health & Social Issues
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 Mission
 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.
 

Guiding Principles
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.
 

Focus Areas

  • Obesity (children and adult)

New Report: Adult Obesity Rates Rise in 37 States, Obesity Rates Now Exceed 25 Percent in More Than Half of States>>

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FIT Kids Act>>

America's Move to Raising a Healthier Generation of Kids>>

Childhood Obesity Battle taken up by the First Lady>>

Executive Order on Childhood Obesity Task force (pdf)>>

 

 

Contact Information
Dr. Jim Lidstone
Director, Center for Health & Social Issues
College of Health Sciences
Georgia College 
Campus Box 64
Milledgeville, GA 31061
Phone 478-445-2133
Fax 478-445-4074

 

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