National Public Health Week is April 4 – 10, 2016 and Cobb & Douglas Public Health (CDPH) wants to help residents be aware and take advantage of the valuable resources in their communities.
Serving Cobb and Douglas counties, CDPH offers 30 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 affect the entire population. CDPH also plays a vital role in preparing and protecting residents in the event a disaster or health emergency occurs, and has established community mobilization partnerships to involve the local community in taking charge of their health.
Travel Health Services
For those planning to take a trip overseas, the CDPH Travel Health Services Clinic can help. In addition to vaccines 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 Services
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. In addition, CDPH provides infants, children and adolescents with hearing, vision, dental and nutrition screenings and vaccinations needed for school.
WIC is a nutrition program for Women, Infants and Children who have nutritional needs and are income eligible. Eligible program enrollees receive:
- Nutrition assessment
- Nutrition education
- Vouchers for healthy foods
- Support for breastfeeding moms
- Referrals to other health and social services
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 Health Services
CDPH offers Family Planning, STD/STI Services, Adult Immunizations and more through the Adult Health Services Clinic. In addition, 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.
Community Mobilization & Advocacy
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. Initiatives like BreathEasy Cobb and the Farm Fresh Market help advocate for better community involvement and access to healthcare.
For more information, visit our Services page at https://www.cobbanddouglaspublichealth.com/services/ or call 770-514-2300.