Goal: Increase access to local services that screen for and help control chronic conditions.
What’s the Problem?
The successful management of prevalent chronic diseases (e.g., asthma, high blood pressure and diabetes) relies on early screening, education and access to the appropriate care to prevent increased sickness or death. Between 2011-2015, asthma was the leading cause of hospitalizations in Cobb County children ages 1-9 years old and the ninth leading cause of Emergency Department (ED) visits across all ages. Heart disease and stroke are the first and fourth leading cause of death in Cobb County respectively. High blood pressure and high cholesterol are the two main contributors to these conditions. Along with this, there has been a significant increase in hospitalizations due to diabetes, which was the 11th leading cause of death in Cobb County between 2011-2015.
Social and Community Context
Health and Health Care
Neighborhood and Built Environment
What Are We Doing About It?
Here is how we can work together to increase chronic disease management in our community:
- Increase chronic disease screenings, education and care management among populations at greatest risk.
Click here for the current community metrics.
Click here for the Chronic Disease Management Action Plan.
Want to help us improve chronic disease management in Cobb County?
Get in touch with someone from the Implementation Team, and find out how YOU can get involved in your community!