Cobb & Douglas Public Health (CDPH) has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA).

Cobb & Douglas Public Health received the award for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR) for FY2019. According to GFOA, the Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of government accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.

This marks the fourth consecutive year CDPH has been recognized for excellence in financial reporting. CDPH also remains the only local public health department in Georgia to receive this award.

The CAFR has been judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program including demonstrating a constructive “spirit of full disclosure” to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to read the CAFR.

The GFOA is a non-profit professional association servicing the needs of approximately 20,000 appointed and elected local, state, and provincial-level government officials, and other finance practitioners. For more information about GFOA, visit:

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