Power In Truth
Each year, Live Healthy Douglas, in partnership with Cobb & Douglas Public Health, Douglas County School System, Douglas C.O.R.E, WellStar Douglas Hospital and other community partners, hosts the Power in Truth (PIT) conference to develop youth leaders and to prevent risky youth behaviors. The conference is held in Douglasville, and is designed to empower more than 500 Douglas County middle and high school students with skills to make healthier lifestyle choices and to resist underage drinking, tobacco use, and all other substance abuse. It is by invitation only to Douglas County Middle and High Schools and is free of charge.
The conference has been designated a National Model Practice by the National Association for County and City Health Officials (NACCHO). We host an energetic, nationally-known keynote speaker and provide numerous breakout sessions to allow the students to interact with local community leaders and to learn more about youth behavior topics of interest to them. View the 2018 Breakout Sessions.
Video Recap: Learn more about the 2018 PIT Conference.
Healthy Concessions is an initiative aimed to incorporate healthier items and improve the options in the concession sales of sports and activity events. For the Live Healthy Douglas implementation team, the goal is to provide a framework for any concessions to follow and improve the options available for community members. The Live Healthy Douglas workgroup works with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, GA Shape, and Real Foods for Kids who have devised a self-guided toolkit to provide schools and other activity venues with steps and considerations for improving their own concession options.
In 2017, Live Healthy Douglas worked with Harvester Christian Academy to pilot a Healthy Concessions project in Douglas County. The overarching goal for Harvester Christian Academy is to improve the nutritional offerings of the concessions and incorporate a healthier mindset into all the school settings to optimize the students’ health and wellbeing, and their academic, sports and activities performance.