On behalf of our community partners, we are pleased to provide the latest Community Health Assessment for Cobb and Douglas counties. Cobb & Douglas Public Health (CDPH) conducted this thorough Community Health Assessment (CHA) using the nationally recognized health assessment and strategic planning model – Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP). The 2021-2022 Cobb and Douglas CHA is a crucial component of the community health strategic planning process. The findings will be used to identify key strategic issues and priorities for community action and to develop a 2023-2027 community health improvement plan (CHIP). This is timely as the community continues to address the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the social determinants of health.
Cobb & Douglas Public Health gathered and analyzed data for key community health indicators across a comprehensive set of categories. Care was taken to obtain data from credible sources that will be reproducible in the future. To paint a full picture of how our community is doing, health district-level data and county-level data were compared to regional, state, and national trends when available.
This report provides:
- trends in key health measures to allow readers to evaluate changes in local health status and compare these measures to national goals;
- resources for priority setting in preventing disease, promoting health, and improving access to care; and
- health information and websites for more detailed information about the issues.
We hope this report assists you in your efforts to equitably address health-related concerns in our community over the next five years. This report provides a detailed analysis of data available primarily between 2016-2020 (the most recent years for credible, verifiable data). We encourage the community to look for annual updates through the Cobb and Douglas counties’ MySidewalk Dashboards:
The development of the 2021-2022 CHA was a community effort, and the subsequent CHIP must be as well. We encourage interested residents and community agencies to help by connecting with Cobb2020 and Live Healthy Douglas, the county coalitions facilitating the CHIP.