By: Valerie Crow, Cobb & Douglas Public Health
National Public Health Week (April 2-8) is the perfect opportunity to highlight the important role Cobb & Douglas Public Health (CDPH) plays in the community to help keep residents safe and healthy.
CDPH offers 30 distinct public health programs, from those that primarily focus on the educational and health needs of residents, to those that help prepare and protect residents in the event a disaster or health emergency occurs.
CDPH also offers the following:
The Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program is for income eligible pregnant and breastfeeding women, and children under the age of 5 years who have a demonstrated nutritional deficiency. Eligible program enrollees receive: Nutrition assessment
- Nutrition education
- Vouchers for healthy foods
- Support for breastfeeding moms
- Referral to other health and social services
For those planning to travel overseas, the CDPH Travel Health Services Clinic can help. This 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.
The Child Health Services Clinic provides “well child” visits and “sick care” services to pediatric clients from birth to 20 years of age to achieve and maintain optimal health. In addition, CDPH provides infants, children and adolescents with hearing, vision, and dental screenings and vaccinations needed for school.
Adult women who meet certain criteria can receive screening services through the BreasTEST & More Program. Services include breast exams, mammogram referrals, pelvic exams and Pap tests.
For residents wanting to learn more about the services CDPH offers, visit Cobb & Douglas Public Health at www.cobbanddouglaspublichealth.org or call:
Marietta: (770) 514-2300
Douglasville: (770) 949-1970
East Cobb: (678) 784-2180
Acworth: (770) 974-3330
Smyrna: (770) 438-5105
South Cobb: (678) 385-1360