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Community Health Planning Invites Cobb County Residents to Participate in Cobb & Douglas Public Comment Period

August 11, 2017

Cobb2020-CHIP-Facebook-_FinalDo you live, work learn or play in Cobb or Douglas County? If so, you are invited to review the drafted 2016 Cobb & Douglas Community Health Assessment (CHA) and 2017-2021 Cobb & Douglas Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) and provide your feedback via a brief survey. The survey will be open from August 7th – 18th.  All participants providing contact information will be entered to win a $25 Walmart gift card. You could be one of 10 winners!

The CHA is a collection of data that provides a comprehensive picture of what is happening related to health in our community. We conduct this assessment every three to five years. The CHIP outlines a 5-year action plan to improve the health of our residents based on the needs identified in the CHA. 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. Before the documents are finalized and published, we would like to give the public an opportunity to provide feedback.  All comments received during this period will be reviewed carefully and considered for final edits.

In 2016, Cobb & Douglas Public Health (CDPH) partnered with Kennesaw State UniversityCobb2020 – 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.

Detailed instructions can be found on the CDPH website at http://www.cobbanddouglaspublichealth.org/community-health/community-health-coalitions/.  Please feel free to pass this survey along to other individuals and join us in creating a healthier community for all!

Contact:
Sabrina Mallett
Planning & Partnership Director–Community Health
Sabrina.Mallett@dph.ga.gov

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