Read the New CHA and CHIP Reports!

In 2016, Cobb & Douglas Public Health (CDPH) partnered with Kennesaw State University, Cobb2020 – A Partnership for a Healthier Cobb County (Cobb2020) and Live Healthy Douglas, to complete the 2016 Cobb & Douglas Community Health Assessment (CHA). The CHA is a collection of data that provides a comprehensive picture of what is happening related to health in a community. Such an assessment is typically conducted every three to five years.

The 2017-2021 Cobb & Douglas Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) outlines a 5-year action plan to improve the health of residents based on the needs identified in the CHA. In collaboration with Cobb2020 and Live Healthy Douglas, CDPH developed county-specific goals and strategies to address the identified priority issues. The CHIP will be used to implement community-based changes to improve long-term health and wellness, monitor progress toward goals, and establish new goals in the future. The success of the plan’s implementation will depend on continued partnerships as well as community support and engagement.

Cobb and Douglas Public Health facilitates collaborative partnerships in each county, bringing together community organizations dedicated to promoting healthy lifestyles and improving the delivery of essential health services.

No matter who you are, there are opportunities to partner to improve the community in which you, work, live or play!

  • 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 dedicated to implementing the evidence-based initiatives highlighted within the county’s Community Health Improvement Plan. We are looking for workgroup members who 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.
Cobb2020 Partnership

The Cobb 2020 Partnership

Mission: Creating a community that works together to achieve optimal health for all those who live, learn, work, and play in Cobb County.

Vision: Cobb County will reach its full potential in health and well-being.

Values: Collaboration, Education, Access, Prevention and Equity

Current Strategic Priorities:

  • Healthy Lifestyles: Tobacco Product Use, Physical Activity, Healthy Eating
  • Access to Health Services: Access to Primary Care, Chronic Disease Management, Infant Mortality, Behavioral Health

How to Get Involved: