The challenge we face
A healthy, equitable Nashville is resilient and ready to respond to health challenges. While the Nashville Community Health + Well-being Survey findings showed bright spots, the results also revealed inequities, areas for improvement, and underscored the role social determinants play in the health and well-being of Nashvillians.
NashvilleHealth will advocate for policy change, support improvement to our environment and work to create more opportunities for Nashvillians to engage in healthy behaviors.
Nashville experiences 25 more days over 90°F than its surrounding rural counties.
Root Nashville, 2018
22% of Tennessee high school students use e-cigarettes and 7% smoke cigarettes.
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, 2020
37% of school children in Davidson County are overweight or obese.
Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth, 2016
Metro Nashville Public Schools’ Wellness Week: NashvilleHealth supports an annual district-wide event aimed at increasing student, staff and community awareness of, and engagement in, living healthy lifestyles.
Root Nashville: NashvilleHealth partners with Metro Government and The Cumberland River Compact (CRC) to guide Root Nashville, a campaign to plant and care for 500,000 trees by 2050. The campaign is designed to increase the city’s tree canopy and create a more equitable distribution of the health and sustainability benefits of urban trees.
Advocacy: NashvilleHealth supports efforts to enact state and local legislation to regulate and reduce tobacco use.