Local Ideas Upstreamed to Washington
Nearly 150 Nashville health and business leaders gathered last month for the Public Health 3.0 Summit to discuss collaborations in community health and to provide on-the-ground feedback to key federal officials on what’s working and what’s not in public health in Nashville.
NashvilleHealth partnered with the Metro Public Health Department (MPHD) to host U.S. Acting Assistant Secretary for Health Karen DeSalvo for these wide-ranging conversations on creating collaborative, community-wide partnerships for health.
In turn, Dr. DeSalvo challenged our city to incorporate health into all areas of governance to impact outcomes and create prosperous, livable and healthy communities.
If you did attend and you’d like to continue the discussion, you can post your impressions and takeaways on our Public Health 3.0 social media page.
Workgroup Targets Early Adverse Experiences
NashvilleHealth recently joined MPHD and Tennessee State University to convene an inaugural work group on infant mortality. The meeting included more than 45 professionals representing wide-ranging organizations for a thought-provoking discussion on opportunities and barriers in addressing infant deaths in Nashville.
Highlighting the importance of the work ahead, MPHD Director BILL PAUL told attendees, “Infant mortality is the core of our community and society. Healthy kids can learn better. If our kids can learn, they will live longer and have more productive lives.”
Findings from the work group discussions will be further flushed out and reported back to the group at its next meeting on SEPTEMBER 9. If you would like to be included in future Infant Mortality work group sessions, please click here.
Focus on Hypertension in Nashville
Following a productive Hypertension Working Group meeting, NashvilleHealth and the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine’s Health Policy team recently convened a day-long meeting with national hypertension experts to gain further input on strategies to reduce hypertension rates at the community level. We look forward to continuing this discussion and sharing feedback from both meetings at our next working group session on AUGUST 19. We want to get your input and thoughts on whether these strategies would be effective in Nashville. If you would like to be included in this meeting, please
In the News
Public Health 3.0: Building Partnerships to Improve Population Health, Nashville Medical News
Public Health 3.0: A story of Anchors, Deep Dives, and Treasures, by Acting Regional Health Administrator, HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health Sharon Wicks.
Ascend Amphitheater Smoking Ban Approved, The Tennessean
Four Things We Can Do to Reduce Tobacco Consumption, Forbes, by U.S. Senator Bill Frist
How Excess Salt is Killing Us,The Hill, by Former Sens. Bill Frist and Tom Harkin
Belmont University School of Pharmacy, Lipscomb University School of Pharmacy and the TN Pharmacists Assoc. hosted NashvilleHealth on a regional pharmacy tour to see pharmacists involved in a variety of collaborative care models. Dr. Leela Kodali and Belmont student Noah Vasilakes at the VA Clinic at Nashville General Hospital are pictured above.
AUGUST 19: Hypertension Working Group Meeting
SEPTEMBER 9: Infant Mortality Working Group Meeting
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