As one of the largest public health districts in Georgia, we are responsible for the protection and safety of nearly 900,000 residents of Cobb and Douglas counties. We employ over 330 people who provide services through 30 programs at seven locations. To facilitate strategic management of this large body of work, we utilize a “Balanced Scorecard” system (described below) to assure proper alignment of our plans, systems, and activities with our mission, vision and values.
During 2017, our health department engaged our Boards of Health and staff to undertake an extensive review and revision of our initial December 2012 CDPH Strategic Plan. While many opportunities for improvement were acknowledged in the 2017 strategic planning process, we identified the need for these five agency-level strategic initiatives:
- Community Health Improvement
- Performance Management
- Workforce Development
- Information Technology
CDPH’s full Strategic Plan can be downloaded here, including appendices with specific detail on the objectives, goals and activities associated with each initiative.
In addition, annual progress reports towards implementation of the strategic plan, are provided below: