In recognition of National Public Health Week (April 6-10), Cobb & Douglas Public Health (CDPH) wants to bring greater awareness of the health services it provides to the residents of Cobb and Douglas Counties.
CDPH offers over 25 distinct public health programs, from those that primarily focus on the educational and health needs of residents, to the investigation and mitigation of infectious disease or foodborne illnesses that protest the entire population. CDPH also plays a vital role in preparing and protecting residents in the event a disaster or health emergency occurs.
For example, the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Nutrition program is for income eligible pregnant and breastfeeding women, and children under the age of 5 years who have a demonstrated nutritional deficiency. Eligible program enrollees receive:
- Nutrition assessment
- Nutrition education
- Vouchers for healthy foods
- Support for breastfeeding moms
- Referral to other health and social services
For those planning to take a trip overseas, the CDPH Travel Health Services Clinic can help. The Travel Health Services Clinic offers a private consultation to help clients avoid health and safety risks during international travel. At the end of the consultation, clients receive a customized packet outlining vaccination recommendations tailored to their health history and travel plans.
Child health remains a top priority at CDPH. The Child Health Services Clinic provides Well Child visits and Sick Care services to pediatric clients from birth to 20 years of age to achieve and maintain optimal health. In addition, CDPH provides infants, children and adolescents with hearing, vision, and dental screenings and vaccinations needed for school.
The CDPH Dental Clinic is able to provide dental care to all children and adolescents. The dental clinic accepts a variety of insurance plans and all services are set at reasonably low prices for uninsured and underinsured patients. Services include:
- Tooth Extractions
Adult women who meet certain criteria can receive services for breast exams, mammograms, pap tests and pelvic exams with little or no cost through the BreasTEST & More Program.
Aside from health services, CDPH also focuses on helping communities, businesses and residents adopt healthy lifestyles. CDPH and partners such as Cobb2020 and Live Healthy Douglas, help provide community assessments, policy development and education related to balanced nutrition, physical activity and family health preventative care.
For residents wanting to learn more about any of the services CDPH offers, contact Cobb & Douglas Public Health at 770-514-2300 or visit www.cobbanddouglaspublichealth.org