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.

American Heart Association

The American Heart Association’s (AHA) is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization devoted to building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. AHA is represented on the Cobb2020 Steering Committee by Mr. Mark Mooney, Director of Community Impact for AHA Metro-Atlanta and the State of Georgia. In addition to being a valuable Steering Committee member, Mr. Mooney is the Cobb2020 Healthy Lifestyles I-Team Chair, providing guidance and support to the three Healthy Lifestyles workgroups and acting as a link between the Steering Committee and these workgroups. He also often attends the workgroup meetings to participate in action plan development; not just as a Steering Committee member or the Healthy Lifestyles I-Team Chair, but as a passionate professional who truly cares about the health of Cobb County.

AHA’s annual Heart Walk* joins together nearly 1 million Americans at 305 events across the country to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke, and it is coming to Marietta Square on November 3rd! In addition to their annual Heart Walks, AHA has a variety of health resources, including heart-healthy recipes, workplace wellness resources, and information on how to get involved with their Million Hearts Collaboration, an initiative to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes in 5 years. Visit the Metro Atlanta AHA to learn more about their work in our area and find out how you can get involved. We deeply appreciate this loyal partner and are proud to work with such a devoted organization. On behalf of Cobb2020, thank you American Heart Association and Mr. Mark Mooney for all that you do!


*The Northwest GA Heart Walk/5K runs through the beautiful streets of Marietta Square to defeat heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases. Register online through Wednesday, October 31st. Not interested in running but still want to contribute? You can volunteer to support the event or simply donate to the cause!

Ready to engage with Cobb2020?

Contact us and we’ll get you linked in!