Attorney General Sam Olens to Deliver Keynote at Cobb2020 Inaugural Health Event

Cobb2020 – A Partnership for a Healthier Cobb County

MEDIA ADVISORY Oct. 8, 2012

Attorney General Sam Olens to Deliver Keynote at Cobb2020 Inaugural Health Event

We are excited announce that Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens, has stepped in to deliver the keynote for the launch of Cobb2020 Partnership's Health Improvement Initiative, The Weight is Over ... A Healthier Cobb Starts Now! on October 11 at the Earl Smith Strand Theatre.

Olens has served as Georgia's Attorney General since January 10, 2011 and was Chairman of the Cobb County Board of Commissioners from August 2002 through March 2010, as well as served as Cobb County District 3 Commissioner.

Governor Nathan Deal, who was originally slated to provide the keynote, is very supportive of the Cobb2020 Health Improvement Initiative, which directly aligns with his statewide Student Heath and Physical Education Act (SHAPE) initiative. Although he is required to attend a national event on the same evening, event attendees will still have an opportunity to hear from the governor through a video message.

Cobb2020's ultimate goal is to raise awareness of the growing health problems and barriers to health services in Cobb County, and to invite community leaders to join the partnership for building a healthier community. These leaders will be asked to go back to their communities and businesses and propose wellness policy changes that support a healthier Cobb County. Numerous resources for health improvements will be made available to attendees.

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 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.

For more information about the Cobb2020 Partnership, please visit Cobb2020.com.