Alison Curtis MS RDN LD is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist serving as the Chronic Disease Prevention Manger for Cobb & Douglas Public Health. Her role oversees the agency’s district-wide community nutrition and physical activity initiatives with a health equity lens. She is part of the Cobb2020 and Live Healthy Douglas Healthy Living Implementation teams. These coalitions bring together an array of community partners aligning to address the health needs of the community.
Her focus is on improving quality of life and decreasing chronic disease conditions through healthy eating, physical activity, wellness, and community education and engagement. She is dedicated to supporting local farmers, community gardens, farmers markets, and improved access of affordable fresh produce and physical activity opportunities for the community.
Since she began with Cobb & Douglas Public Health in 2015, she has worked heavily on improving affordable fresh food access. This has included the expansion of the mobile low-cost Farm Fresh Market, launching of the Church St Farmers Market in Douglasville which is a SNAP/EBT approved market and Georgia Fresh 4 Less program partner, and assisted with the development of several community gardens. In her role as Cobb & Douglas Public Health’s Worksite Wellness coordinator, she headed program expansion efforts which have led to the agency being recognized as one of Atlanta’s Healthiest Employers since 2019.
Alison received her Master of Science in Food Science and Human Nutrition from Colorado State University. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Social Psychology from Washington University with a minor in Cultural Studies and a concentrated study in Fine Arts. She holds a Certificate of Training in Obesity Interventions and is in the process of becoming a Certified Worksite Wellness Specialist.