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Live Healthy Douglas
2017-2021 CHIP Strategic Priorities

Strategic Priority 1: Healthy Lifestyles
How can we prevent chronic disease by creating a community that supports healthy lifestyle choices for all?

Strategic Priority 2: Access to Health Services
How do we improve access to quality health services to meet the needs of a diverse community?

Recent Live Healthy Douglas News

Get Involved!

With the recent release of the Community Health Improvement Plan II (2017-2021), Live Healthy Douglas has adjusted our focus to address new health issues facing our community, but we can’t do it alone. Live Healthy Douglas relies on community involvement to get our work done, and we would love to have YOU join us! We happily accept organizations and individuals from diverse backgrounds and all different walks of life. All you need is a desire to help make positive health changes in our community. Join us and become a part of this unified community partnership that works together to achieve optimal health for all those who live, learn, work, and play in Douglas County!

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Live Healthy Douglas Partner Spotlight

Douglas County School System

Did you know that Douglas County School System (DCSS) is one of five school systems in Georgia that is designated Asthma Friendly? An Asthma-Friendly School provides a safe and healthy environment that reduces asthma triggers and maximizes the health, quality of life, and educational outcomes of all children. Asthma is a chronic lung condition that inflames and narrows the airways, and it is one of the chronic diseases highlighted in Live Healthy Douglas’  Chronic Disease Management goal focus area.

During a Douglas County school meeting in fall 2017, a parent of an asthmatic child inquired about the availability of epinephrine at school. At the time, the answer was no, but this prompted school officials to secure training for school nurses and health monitors to administer emergency asthma medications. Out of 181 school systems in Georgia, Douglas County School System is now among five that meet the Georgia Department of Public Health’s Asthma-Friendly designation requirements. This milestone shows DCSS’s strong commitment to enhancing the health of their students, and we are proud to call them our partner!

Click here to read more about DCSS’s achievement.