Why engage with Cobb2020?

Why engage with Cobb2020? 2018-03-20T19:09:09+00:00

With the recent release of the Community Health Improvement Plan II (2017-2021), the Cobb2020 Partnership has adjusted our focus to address new health issues facing our community, but we can’t do it alone. Cobb2020 relies on community involvement to get our work done, and we would love to have YOU join us! We happily accept organizations and individuals from diverse backgrounds and all different walks of life. All you need is a desire to help make positive health changes in our community. Join us and become a part of this unified community partnership that works together to achieve optimal health for all those who live, learn, work, and play in Cobb County!

Quotes From Some of Our Partners

Cobb County is my community and I want to be involved in what happens here. It starts with me.

Lynnette McLeod, Community Member

I engage with Cobb2020 because humanity matters to me and I care about the wellness of all people.

DeBorah Johnson, Austell Community Task Force

Why do I engage with Cobb2020? My health is why. My family’s health is why. My community’s health is why.

Steering Committee member

What does engagement look like?

Comprised of a diverse group of representatives from public, private, and volunteer entities, our coalition accomplishes its work through several groups, teams, and committees.

  • Steering Committees – A cross-sector group of community leaders overseeing the strategic planning process within each county. Steering committee members are responsible for guiding, advising and bringing resources to both the Community Health Assessment (CHA) and Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP).
  • Implementation Teams – Organizations and community members engaged in planning, facilitating and evaluating the initiatives of the partnership.
  • Workgroups – Individual teams of community partners and subject matter experts dedicated to implementing the evidence-based initiatives highlighted within the county’s Community Health Improvement Plan. Workgroup members have community knowledge and a desire to advocate for a healthier county. The workgroups provide a space for partners to network and collaborate on shared goals and objectives.

If you’re not quite ready to join Cobb2020, you can still support the work of the coalition by making positive changes related to your health or your family’s health! See our Resources page to learn more.

Partner Spotlight

Our Partner Spotlight highlights a community partner and explains their role in helping us to implement the Community Health Improvement Plan.

WellStar Health System

WellStar Health System, the largest health system in Georgia, is known nationally for its innovative care models, focused on improving quality and access to healthcare. Specialists and primary care providers work in a multi-disciplinary environment with 20,000 team members throughout their 11 hospitals, 225 medical office locations, outpatient centers, health parks, a pediatric center, nursing centers, hospice, and homecare.

Every three years, WellStar publishes their Community Health Needs Assessment, a report serving to identify and assess the health needs of the community served by WellStar and its five not-for-profit hospitals. Many key health needs are drawn from this report, including the need for greater chronic disease prevention and management. To help meet this need, WellStar offers an array of health fairs, screenings and educational opportunities in a variety of settings. Among these offerings is WellStar’s Heart Failure Academy – a series of 4 classes where participants learn all about the heart and how to live better with a heart condition.

On behalf of Cobb2020, thank you, WellStar, for all that you do to better the health of our community!

Ready to engage with Cobb2020?

Contact us and we’ll get you linked in!