Georgia State University College of Law and the Center for Law, Health & Society are excited to offer the opportunity for conference attendees to participate in the following tours on Thursday, June 8. Tours will be in the morning and participants will return back to the College of Law in plenty of time to eat and attend the Jay Healey Teaching Plenary session. Space for each tour is limited and reservations are first come, first served.
Since opening in 1892, Grady has maintained a commitment to provide health care to the underserved in metro Atlanta. Initially a three-story, 110-bed facility, it is one of the largest public ‘safety net’ hospitals in the United States. Grady has one of the busiest trauma centers, treating patients with communicable diseases as well as victims of car accidents, gunshot wounds, and fires. Grady physicians, on faculty of Emory and Morehouse medical schools, offer a full range of medical services in specialties like cancer, cardiology, neurology and chronic disease. Grady also emphasizes wellness, prevention and early detection through its involvement in the community.
Participants will walk from the College of Law to Grady Health System and tour this state-of-the art facility. Participants will learn about the history of Grady and the importance of public hospitals that meet the needs of underserved and uninsured communities.
Participants should meet in the Georgia State Law lobby at 9:45 a.m. on June 8. The tour will last approximately 1 hour and will return to the law school after. This tour is limited to 20 participants.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention works to protect America from health, safety and security threats. Opening its doors in 1946 primarily to combat malaria, CDC now fights diseases that start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack. The CDC is recognized as the nation’s premier health promotion, prevention and preparedness agency and a global leader in public health.
Participants will take a shuttle from the College of Law to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and will tour the David J. Sencer Museum, the Emergency Operations Center, and a laboratory. Participants will be escorted by lawyers working in the Office of the General Counsel and across the agency who will talk about the role of law in public health.
Participants should meet in the Georgia State Law lobby at 8:00 a.m. on June 8. The tour will return to the law school at noon. This tour is limited to 30 participants.