With your support, NashvilleHealth is in the midst of impactful relationship building, shared learning and creating change. As we begin our work, NashvilleHealth has three initial areas of focus: tobacco cessation and prevention, hypertension and child health.
In recent weeks, we have launched our working group on hypertension, hosted a stakeholder session on tobacco, and participated in state and national discussions on cross-community engagement in health. Read more below …
Tobacco Group Gathers for Work Session
NashvilleHealth recently hosted a second gathering of our Tobacco Working Group. More than 30 stakeholders provided feedback on recommendations from top national experts on tobacco cessation and prevention. Participants were placed in small groups for dynamic discussion on four areas for tobacco control activity in Nashville: policy, healthcare, community and mass media. We continue to work with our stakeholders as we design a tobacco control “prescription” for Nashville. To participate in these efforts, please click here.
Nashville Lands Infant Mortality Support Grant
NashvilleHealth has joined with the Metro Public Health Department and the TSU College of Health Sciences for coalition building around improving Nashville’s birth outcomes. With one of the highest rates in the state of babies dying before their first birthday, attention to improving a baby’s chances of surviving is an important priority. Bolstered by a grant from CityMatCH, a national membership organization of city and county health departments’ maternal and child health (MCH) programs and leaders, the coalition will hold a kick-off meeting on Thursday, June 16. To participate, please click here.
NashvilleHealth Kicks Off Hypertension Working Group
Hypertension is a contributing factor in the majority of deaths in Davidson County. NashvilleHealth’s inaugural Hypertension Working Group meeting brought together more than 35 community, government and business leaders with shared interest in reducing hypertension in Nashville. To join this group, click here.
Healthy Tennessee Hosts Statewide Symposium
NashvilleHealth was proud to join Healthy Tennessee in Knoxville to showcase best-in-class workplace wellness activities at the Health Matters Symposium.
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