February 27, 2018 (Nashville, Tennessee) – NashvilleHealth and the Metro Public Health Department are launching All In: Conversations on Health in Nashville, a new speaker series focused on Nashville’s most critical health issues, this Friday, March 2.
The series will feature national experts and local leaders discussing implementable solutions to the health disparities Nashville faces. The series is designed to provide an opportunity for Nashville’s business and community leaders to learn about social determinants of health, what local resources are available, and how the city can deepen its engagement in developing a culture of health.
“It takes the work of those whose careers are dedicated to health care, as well as those who focus on another industry or sector in our city, to truly change the course of Nashville’s health,” said Senator Bill Frist, M.D., founder of NashvilleHealth. “We have seen time and time again that, when silos break down and collaboration happens, health outcomes begin to change in a sustainable way.”
The inaugural event will take place this Friday, March 2 at 11:30 a.m. at Lentz Public Health Center, and will feature Dr. Tony Iton, senior vice president of Healthy Communities at The California Endowment. Dr. Iton will address the impact of where a person lives on the individual’s health. Data regarding environmental factors and health outcomes that impact Nashville neighborhoods will also be available for attendees to examine trends and use those trends to inform solutions in a collaborative manner.
“We know that the health of our people is crucial for Nashville’s overall vitality, and we want to see that improve. We also recognize that the ZIP code where a person lives can shape their health more profoundly than their genetic code or their health care. Dr. Iton will discuss strategies that can help us impact key drivers of health and create healthier conditions for everyone in Nashville,” said Dr. Bill Paul, director of the Metro Public Health Department.
The March 2 event is open to the public, but seating is limited. Registration is open on EventBrite. Members of the media who would like to attend should RSVP to Kristen Hayner at email@example.com or (615) 496-3223. Future events will be announced as details are available.
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