Health & Wellness Society & Culture

University of Georgia College of Public Health to premiere television show

Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia’s television series premiere of Public Health Impact will be broadcast in late August. The 30-minute program will air Aug. 25 at 6:30 p.m. on WNEG-TV Channel 32-carried by Charter Cable on Channel 6 in Athens.

Phillip L. Williams, dean of the College of Public Health, said that WNEG provides the perfect avenue for the college to raise awareness of the its research and outreach as well as address some of Georgia’s public health concerns.

“Being a part of a land-grant institution, we have a duty to serve not only our students but all the citizens of Georgia,” said Williams. “Public Health Impact gives us an opportunity to inform a broad constituency about a variety of public health topics.”

The first show will be a general overview of public health and UGA’s College of Public Health. Future shows, to be aired twice monthly throughout the year, will take a more in-depth look at specific public health topics including disaster preparedness, aging, cancer, infectious disease, obesity, violence, environmental health and health care reform.

WNEG is a commercially owned station serving Northeast Georgia that provides local interest programming, built primarily around local news and public affairs programming.