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.

Cobb & Douglas Public Health Logo

Cobb & Douglas Public Health (CDPH) has been awarded up to $5.5 million over the next five years through a Healthy Start grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The purpose of the grant is to improve health outcomes before, during, and after pregnancy for at-risk populations; and to reduce racial and ethnic infant death disparities and negative health outcomes in the first 18 months of life.

To qualify for funding, communities had to have infant mortality rates at least 1.5 times the U.S. national average. Within the CDPH district, at-risk populations were identified in the South Cobb County area as well as in the City of Douglasville. The grant will support a wide range of services for women, children, and families, including: healthcare coordination; case management; linkage to social services; screening and counseling for alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use; breastfeeding support; inter-conception education; child development education; and parenting support.

Cobb & Douglas Public Health, along with the Georgia Department of Public Health, has been committed to the mission of “Healthier Lives. Healthier Community.” since 1920. CDPH is dedicated to improving residents’ quality of life by tracking and preventing the spread of disease, promoting health and safety, providing exceptional medical services, and ensuring that our community is prepared for public health emergencies.

For more information about services at Cobb & Douglas Public Health, please visit www.cobbanddouglaspublichealth.org or call 770-514-2300.

Ready to engage with Cobb2020?

Contact us and we’ll get you linked in!