Community Health Data
The Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) framework has provided a way for Live Healthy Douglas to systematically implement policies and develop community health improvement plans for the future.
In 2016, Cobb & Douglas Public Health (CDPH) partnered with Kennesaw State University, Live Healthy Douglas, and Cobb2020 – A Partnership for a Healthier Cobb County (Cobb2020) to complete the 2016 Cobb and Douglas Community Health Assessment (CHA). The CHA is a collection of data that provides a comprehensive picture of what is happening related to health in a community. Such an assessment is typically conducted every three to five years.
The Cobb and Douglas Community Health Improvement Plan II (2017-2021) outlines a 5-year action plan to improve the health of residents based on the needs identified in the CHA. In collaboration with Live Healthy Douglas and Cobb2020, CDPH developed county-specific goals and strategies to address the identified priority issues. The CHIP will be used to implement community-based changes to improve long-term health and wellness, monitor progress toward goals, and establish new goals in the future. The success of the plan’s implementation will depend on continued partnerships as well as community support and engagement.
Learn more about NACCHO's MAPP framework.
Past MAPP Assessments