Cobb County Government

Special to CobbLine

The Cobb County Public Library System is launching an informative healthy-living campaign in 2012, called “Discover Your Health at the Library.” The goal of the campaign is to provide opportunities for Cobb County residents to learn how they can have a healthier lifestyle.
According to Cobb and Douglas Public Health, a higher percentage of Cobb residents reported being overweight and to binge drinking than other Georgia residents.

“The health challenges facing Cobb County are mainly preventable, and we’d like to highlight the resources available to help residents make healthy choices in 2012,” said library director Helen Poyer. “Our ‘Discover Your Health at the Library’ campaign is designed to do that.”

The campaign has several components, including monthly presentations and integration of healthy living tips on the library’s social media networks. Organizations scheduled to present at the library system include Life University, the Junior League of Cobb-Marietta, Cobb Senior Services and Cobb and Douglas Public Health. A schedule of the presentations and more information can be found at http://www.cobbcat.org/health/.