Dean appointed to state board
Phillip L. Williams, dean of the College of Public Health, has been appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal to serve on the state Board of Public Health, which will oversee the newly created Department of Public Health.
DPH is the lead department charged with the ultimate responsibility for the health of Georgia's communities and the entire population. At the state level, DPH is divided into numerous branches, sections, programs and offices, and at the local level, DPH functions through 18 health districts and 159 county health departments.