Center of Health & Social Issues


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

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