Bring in the New Year with Cobb2020

Cobb2020 – A Partnership for a Healthier Cobb County

MEDIA ALERT December 21, 2012

With the approach of the New Year, a lot of focus will be on New Year's resolutions. Based on different statistics throughout the United States, between 40-45% of Americans will make resolutions for New the Year. However, research examining the success and failure of people's New Year's resolutions shows that only between 8-12% of people are successful in achieving them.

With many of the popular resolutions continually centered on weight, fitness, nutrition and smoking cessation, Dr. Jack Kennedy, director of Cobb & Douglas Public Health and the Cobb2020 Steering Committee vice chair, is available for interviews on Thursday, December 27 and Friday, December 28 focused on the importance of making meaningful commitments to better health and overcoming obesity along with the potential health risks of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

To arrange an interview with Dr. Kennedy, please contact:

Darlene Foote at 770.514.3109 or .

About the Cobb2020 Health Improvement Initiative

The Cobb2020 Health Improvement Initiative is a partnership of community organizations and individuals dedicated to promoting healthy lifestyles and the delivery of essential health services in Cobb County. Together, through a strategic process called Mobilizing for Action Through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP), Cobb2020 has assessed the current health status of the County and is developing a Health Improvement Plan that will help create significant changes in building a healthier community. Supported by a Community Transformation Grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the goal is to create a healthier community by making healthy living easier and more affordable where people live, work, learn and play.