In 2004, the Live Healthy Douglas County Coalition developed to lead Douglas County toward becoming a Tobacco-Free community. In partnership with Cobb & Douglas Public Health and the Douglas C.O.R.E (Community Organizing Resources for Excellence) Family Connections Collaborative, they helped enact some of the most forward-thinking Smoke-Free Air policies in the state prior to the 2005 Georgia Law. After that success, the group turned their attention to hosting the Power in Truth conference for youth and introducing the community to other healthy behaviors such as drug use prevention, the youth alcohol prevention initiative, physical activity and proper nutrition.
In 2011, Cobb & Douglas Public Health (CDPH) leadership set out to engage the community in a meaningful community health improvement process. To accomplish this task, CDPH chose the Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) framework developed by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO). In the summer of 2014, Douglas MAPP merged with the Live Healthy Douglas County Coalition to better align resources and now operates as Live Healthy Douglas (LHD).
Following the MAPP framework, the Live Healthy Douglas Steering Committee has studied data from the 2016 Community Health Assessment (CHA) and developed the Community Health Improvement Plan II, 2017-2021 (CHIP). The CHIP functions as our plan of action for building a healthier community. Through partnerships and strategic planning, Live Healthy Douglas works to identify the leading health problems and implement community initiatives to reach our goals.
To create an environment of wellness through community collaboration, advocacy and education.
Healthy People, Safe Environment, Engaged Community
Comprehensiveness, Accessibility, Sustainability & Empowerment – “CASE”
Live Healthy Douglas is always looking to work with new organizations and individuals! If you want to join us in our mission of achieving optimal health, fill out this contact form. Working together we can make healthy living more achievable and more affordable in our community!