Cobb & Douglas Public Health (CDPH) was awarded $34,200 by the Marietta City Council through their U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant Program. These funds helped equip a dental health and child health exam room at the Marietta Public Health Center to serve low income and uninsured Marietta and Cobb County residents.
The grant was received during ongoing renovations for CDPH as a result of the 2011-15 Cobb SPLOST funding. This was the first time in 25 years the Marietta Child Health and Dental Clinics have had any significant renovations to their exam rooms. “We want to express special thanks to Mayor Steve Tumlin, previous Council Member Philip Goldstein and all the Marietta Council members for this important addition to our Marietta facilities,” said Lisa Crossman, Deputy Director of Cobb & Douglas Public Health.
Cobb & Douglas Public Health serves more than 12,400 children annually through the Marietta Pediatric Health Clinic, and 2,650 children through the dental clinic. There are over 4,000 additional children who receive dental screenings each year, but whose families may not be able to afford additional treatment.
“We have a huge demand for pediatric dental services at CDPH,” said Clinical Services Director Catharine Smythe. “This grant helps us meet the goal of expanding our treatment and exam facilities so that we can better serve Cobb County families at an affordable cost.”
For more information about Child Health, the Dental Clinic or other services offered at Cobb & Douglas Public Health, please visit cobbanddouglaspublichealth.org or call (770) 514-2300.
About Cobb & Douglas Public Health
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. We are dedicated to improving our 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, visit www.cobbanddouglaspublichealth.org.