GSMA- The GA Voice of Health Equity

Providing Advocacy, Collaboration and Knowledge on Healthcare

AdvocacyPromoting positive change in healthcare by leadership, grassroots involvement and organizational participation.
CollaborationBuilding connections through partnerships with networks in hospitals, medical practices, communities and elected officials.
EducationGSMA is dedicated to keeping its members abreast of the many rapidly occurring advances across the various medical specialties and the changes affecting medical practice.
LeadershipMembers of GSMA serve on the faculties of all medical schools in the state – Morehouse School of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, the Medical College of Georgia, Mercer University School of Medicine and Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

GSMA- The GA Voice of Health Equity

Georgia State Medical Association, Inc. (GSMA) is the state affiliate of the National Medical Association (NMA). The State Association was founded in 1893.

Georgia State Medical Association, Inc. (GSMA) is the collective voice of African American physicians and a leading force for parity and justice in medicine and the elimination of disparities in health.

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The Georgia State Medical Association honors outstanding members and other professionals who have made significant contributions in medicine and toward the work of the GSMA itself.

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PROFESSIONAL EDUCATIONGSMA is dedicated to keeping its members abreast of the many rapidly occurring advances across the various medical specialties and the changes affecting medical practice. GSMA hosts an Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly recognized as one of the finest statewide forums on African American health and medicine.
ADVOCACYGSMA advocates on behalf of disadvantaged communities in the fight for equitable, effective healthcare and benefits with a presence at the State Capitol. GSMA partners with local, state and federal organizations to expand its influence on key health issues.
PUBLIC HEALTHGSMA is steadfast in its commitment to the elimination of health disparities and the promotion of healthy lifestyles among African Americans and other underserved populations. GSMA partners with numerous organizations to conduct consumer education programs on cancer, cardiovascular disease, HIV/AIDS, women’s health, asthma, smoking cessation, immunization, clinical trials, as well as other issues that impact the lives of our patients.
RECOGNITIONThe Georgia State Medical Association honors outstanding members and other professionals who have made significant contributions in medicine and toward the work of the GSMA itself.

Members of Georgia State Medical Association serve on the faculties of all medical schools in the state – Morehouse School of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, the Medical College of Georgia, Mercer University School of Medicine and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
The administrative office of GSMA is located on the campus of Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta. The association meets quarterly and holds its Annual Convention each June.

GSMA FOUNDATIONThe Georgia State Medical Association Foundation (GSMA Foundation) was established to enable physicians to support medical student education, as well as medical science and public health projects that enhance the quality of life in the state.

The GSMA Foundation is a non-profit, non-stock, 501(c)(3) corporation and GSMA Foundation contributions are tax-deductible.

GPAThe Georgia Physicians Association (GPA) is the political action committee of the Georgia State Medical Association. GPA works with elected officials and other community decision makers to develop policy and influence matters that impact our members and their patients.
GPA strongly advocates for policies and legislation designed to narrow the health disparities gap and to improve the quality of life for all Georgia residents. GPA leverages its resources and builds alliances necessary to ensure access to health care, affordable for all Georgia residents, with emphasis on those with the greatest need.

GSMA is the Voice of Health Care Equity

Working hard everyday toward the elimination of healthcare disparities and fighting for health equity.

GSMA is committed to improving the quality of health among minorities and disadvantaged people through its membership, professional development, community health education, advocacy, research and partnerships with federal and private agencies. Throughout its history the Georgia State Medical Association has focused primarily on health issues related to African Americans and medically underserved populations; however, its principles, goals, initiatives and philosophy encompass all ethnic groups.

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Georgia's Voice for Health Equity

Georgia State Medical Association, Inc. (GSMA) is the collective voice of African American physicians and a leading force for parity and justice in medicine and the elimination of disparities in health.

GSMA is committed to improving the quality of health among minorities and disadvantaged people through its membership, professional development, community health education, advocacy, research and partnerships with federal and private agencies. Throughout its history the Georgia State Medical Association has focused primarily on health issues related to African Americans and medically underserved populations; however, its principles, goals, initiatives and philosophy encompass all ethnic groups.

Columbus-Fort Benning
Medical Association

7196 Northlake Drive, Suite B
Columbus, GA 31909
Office Telephone: 706-256-3500
Office Fax: 706-256-3505

George Miller, M.D.
President

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Griffin-Jordan Medical Society
of Southwest Georgia

devellrdr@gmail.com

PO Box 71811
Albany, GA 31708
(229) 894-7772
Devell R. Young, M.D.
President

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South Atlantic Medical Association

114 Canal St #101
Pooler, GA 31322
912-748-3368

Rita Livingston, M.D.
President

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Atlanta Medical Association, Inc.

P.O. Box 4421
Atlanta, GA 30303
Office: (404) 586-0385

Kevin E. Woods, M.D., MPH
President

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Stoney Medical Society

1448 Lee Beard Way
Augusta, GA 30901
Cell: 706-799-6663

W. Joseph Hillson, M.D.
President

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Middle Georgia Medical Society, Inc.

3356 Vineville Avenue
Macon, GA 31204
Office: (478) 476-9642
Fax:  (478) 476-9976

Kimathi Blackwood, M.D.
President

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Our trusted partners provide invaluable support to help us achieve our missions and fund some of our student scholarships.

Enhanced Member Dues$375 AnnualRegular Member Dues
Renewal Annually in JanuaryPay online or via mail
Pay early to assure NMA Convention Delegate Count for JulyConsider making a aditional scholarship donation
Why not contribute to the GPAThe Georgia Physicians Association (GPA) is the political action committee of the Georgia State Medical Association. The GPA works with elected officials and other community decision makers to develop policy and influence matters that impact our members and their patients.
New Member Special 3 yr Dues$562.50 3 YearThis special rate for new GSMA members is available only once per lifetime
Pay dues annually in JanuaryWhy not make an additional donation to the scolarship fund
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Help support the GPAThe Georgia Physicians Association (GPA) is the political action committee of the Georgia State Medical Association. The GPA works with elected officials and other community decision makers to develop policy and influence matters that impact our members and their patients.

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GSMA is the Voice of Health Equity for GA

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Georgia State Medical Association, Inc. (GSMA) is the collective voice of African American physicians and a leading force for parity and justice in medicine and the elimination of disparities in health.

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For over one hundred and twenty years, Georgia State Medical Association, Inc. (GSMA) is committed to bringing about effective healthcare practices in the state, for the benefit of all our members. Our goal is to provide a robust menu of value-added goods and services that benefit our members built on well-researched, strong, trust-based relationships.

Worse than trying and failing is "Failing to Try"

The combined resources provided by GSMA members are applied to:

Develop a strenuous program in continuing medical education (CME) to ensure that GSMA members remain abreast of rapidly occurring advances across the various medical specialties.•  Conduct the annual GSMA Convention and Scientific Assembly. Through the presentation of CME programs at the state level, GSMA members are able to meet Category 1 requirements for the Physician’s Recognition Award of the American Medical Association (AMA). GSMA offers programs in a number of specialties — from Aerospace Medicine to Urology. GSMA programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)  via our partner relationship with Morehouse School of Medicine.

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Incredible Achievements

Promote and support biomedical research that contributes to the advancement of knowledge and treatment of diseases, disabilities and adverse health problems that disproportionately or differentially affect African American and other minority populations.

Advocate for health policies that improve the quality and availability of health care, particularly to African American and other minority and underserved populations.

•  Conduct public education to prevent health problems and promote healthy lifestyles among African American and other minority and underserved populations.

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