July: #GetActiveCobb2020 Launches!


Active Living

Cobb2020 wants to see your fitness! Are you at the gym sweating it out? Running outside? Going biking on the trails? Then, show us your fitness!

Post your picture working out on your personal (or ours) Facebook or Twitter pages using the hashtag #getactiveCobb2020 and you will be entered to win a $10 Amazon gift card!

Winners will be chosen at random on a weekly basis so get your fitness on and tell us all about it!

Find out more details on our website and if you need inspiration for activities, check out the Cobb2020 calendar that lists many activities around Cobb County to keep you fit and healthy!

Breathe Easy Cobb

Metro Atlanta Ambulance Service is now a tobacco-free workplace. The ambulance service has now mandated that tobacco, in any form, will not be permitted in any space and/or vehicle leased or owned the MAAS.

The City of Smyrna adopted a smoke-free environment for its parks ensuring that individuals and families that come to the local parks for their daily exercise or gatherings are in a tobacco-free environment.

Choose Healthy Eating

It's National Berry Month, and to celebrate all things strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and more, we included a fun recipe for you and your family to try and enjoy!


 Raspberry-Asparagus Medley

- 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
- 2 tablespoons raspberry preserves
- 1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind
- 2 1/2 cups (1-inch) sliced asparagus (about 1 pound)
- 1 1/2 cups fresh raspberries
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped pecans, toasted


Combine first 4 ingredients in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Remove from heat; stir in rind.
Cook asparagus in boiling water 2 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and plunge into ice water; drain. Combine preserves mixture, asparagus, and raspberries in a bowl; toss gently to coat. Sprinkle with pecans.

Stock up on fruits and veggies at local Farmer's Markets

Farmer's markets are great places to stock up on fresh fruit and veggies. They are not only locally grown veggies, but they also come at a reasonable price. Check out the local markets in Cobb County and stock up on great produce!

Farm Fresh Market
Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays
5:30- 7:30 p.m.
May through September
Various locations in Austell

Mableton Farmer's Market
8:30 a.m. - 12: 30 p.m.
Mable House

Cobb2020 Success Story

Good Samaritan Health Center of Cobb (Good Sam) delivers quality primary and preventative healthcare to the uninsured, underinsured and working poor in our communities. Support from the CDC Community Transformation Grant (CTG) has helped Good Sam improve the health and wellness of low income families through improved use of high impact, quality clinical preventative services and improved outcomes in Good Samaritan's Quality Assurance Program.

Good Sam

The CTG mini grant helped Good Samaritan purchase 2 EMR tablets for provider staff and volunteers to access the Practice Partner EMR. The availability of more computers has allowed us to provide more access to care for patients in need. Support from the CTG mini grant has also improved evaluation through the Practice Partner and the Practice Partner Research Network which provides an outstanding record and reporting system for Good Sam to track the level of quality care we deliver.

To find out more information on Good Samaritan Health Center of Cobb, visit www.goodsamcobb.org

Upcoming Events!

A Good For You Workshop
July 8 (required orientation); July 15 - Aug. 19
South Cobb Health Department, Austell
6:30 p.m.

Gentle Zumba
July 10 - Sept. 11
Senior Wellness Center, Marietta
$30 Cobb Residents, $35 non-resident

Faith Cline Elf Trot 5K
July 12
Downtown Kennesaw
8 a.m.

Outdoor Workout: Power Box
July 19
Swift Cantrell Park, Kennesaw
9 a.m.

Outdoor Workout: Family Recess
July 26
Swift Cantrell Park, Kennesaw
9 a.m.

We would also love to hear about your upcoming health-related events in Cobb County as well, so let us know if you have any community-wide event suggestions. Send them to .

Stay Up-to-Date on Your Immunizations & Family History

Cobb2020 Voice

Stay Up-to-Date on Your Immunizations & Family History 

Cobb and Douglas Public Health Offering Back-to-School Immunizations

Cobb and Douglas Public Health is offering back-to-school immunizations and screenings at all four health clinic locations.

Children entering kindergarten, or those who are new to Georgia will need an Immunization Certificate, Georgia Form 3231 and a Dental, Vision and Hearing Form 3300.

For more information, Click here.

Family History is Important to Health Too

You probably know that it's important to eat a healthy diet, get lots of exercise and see your doctor regularly, but it's also important to know about your family health history. Knowing your family history can't change your genetic makeup, but it can help you reduce your risk of developing certain health problems you may be more prone to. For more information on learning about your family history, Click here.

Social Media Spotlight – Thursday Trivia:

After quitting smoking, how long does it take for carbon monoxide levels in the blood to return to normal? Go to, https://www.facebook.com/Cobb2020HIP and let us know what you think!

A winner will be selected at random to win a Cobb2020 flash drive from everyone who posts an answer on Facebook by the end of the day Thursday, July 25. (Hint – The information to answer this question is available on Cobb2020's website under the Tobacco Prevention section.)

Try a Summer, Fresh Health Recipe

Tis' the season for lots of fruits and vegetables and it's time to take advantage of them with easy, fun and Summer fresh recipes. Summer is the perfect time for grilling, so spice up the typical chicken recipe with a fresh, South-of-the-border recipe the whole family will love!

South-of-the-Border Grilled Chicken and Green Tomatoes

Picture of a chicken meal


  • 1 (16-ounce) container fresh salsa
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 2 green tomatoes, each cut into 4 (1/2-inch-thick) slices
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) crumbled queso fresco


  1. Drain salsa in a colander over a bowl, reserving liquid. Set salsa aside.
  2. Combine reserved liquid, oil, salt, and pepper in a large zip-top plastic bag. Add chicken and tomato to bag; seal and shake gently to coat. Chill 30 minutes.
  3. Prepare grill.
  4. Remove chicken and tomato from bag, reserving marinade. Place chicken on grill rack coated with cooking spray; pour reserved marinade over chicken. Place tomato slices on grill rack. Grill chicken 6 minutes on each side or until done. Grill tomatoes 5 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Serve chicken with tomatoes; top with reserved salsa and queso fresco.

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 2 tomato slices, 1 chicken breast half, about 1/2 cup salsa, and 2 tablespoons queso fresco)
Cook time: 12 Minutes
Prep time: 6 Minutes
Chill: 30 Minutes

To view this recipe online or to find local deals on ingredients in this recipe, Click here.

And for all different types of healthy recipes and meals that are fun, easy-to-make and delicious, Click here for more ideas!