Cobb & Douglas Public Health (CDPH) is pleased to announce the release of its 2017 Annual Report. The report offers an overview of the agency’s financial and non-financial performance, highlights several key achievements and provides the health status of Cobb and Douglas counties.

The CDPH 2017 Annual Report details the work of nearly 350 dedicated staff members who diligently contribute to more than 30 different programs that improve the lives of the diverse communities CDPH serves. The report offers insight into trends of the leading causes of death and illnesses affecting the residents of Cobb and Douglas counties, and the many programs CDPH oversees to bring quality healthcare services to the residents of Cobb and Douglas counties.

Highlights of the year included:

  • The launch of a new Customer Satisfaction Survey that has helped drive many quality improvement projects and new ideas.
  • Completion of significant renovations to the Marietta Public Health campus and Douglas Public Health Center, and beginning plans for the 2018 construction of new health centers in the Acworth/Kennesaw and Smyrna areas.
  • The CDPH Environmental Health, Emergency Preparedness & Response, and community health coalitions partners with the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH), community businesses, and local public safety leaders to support the opening of the Atlanta Braves SunTrust Park and The Battery Atlanta.
  • Acceptance of the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) Model Practice Award for the 16th Annual Power in Truth Conference that featured workshops to educate more than 450 teens in Douglas County on life skills and techniques related to the prevention of chronic diseases, drugs, and alcohol use.

“Cobb & Douglas Public Health continues to grow as a leader in the public health sector, as reflected through our public health accreditation, our awards for high performance, and the community partnerships that allow us to expand quality healthcare services to the residents of Cobb and Douglas counties,” said Dr. Jack Kennedy, District Health Director of Cobb & Douglas Public Health.

“We serve hundreds of residents every day, either through direct contact in our clinics, or indirectly through our field work inspecting food and other facilities, surveilling and monitoring infectious disease, and promoting and mobilizing community partnerships. We are proud to provide a positive impact through our mission of creating healthier lives, and a healthier community.”

Download the report at the following link: 2017 Annual Report.

About Cobb & Douglas Public Health
Since 1920, Cobb & Douglas Public Health, with our partners, promotes and protects the health and safety of the residents of Cobb and Douglas counties. We work to achieve healthy people in healthy communities by: Preventing epidemics and spread of disease; Protecting against environmental hazards; Preventing injuries; Promoting and encouraging healthy behaviors; Responding to disasters and assisting in community recovery; Assuring the quality and accessibility of health care. By excelling at our core responsibilities, we will assist our residents in living healthier, longer and more rewarding lives.