NashvilleHealth | February 2018 Newsletter

February 2018 Newsletter

February 2018: Conversations on Health

A Citywide Message of Health

We’re excited to share our new video telling the story of the collaborative work happening right here in Music City.

All In Speakers Series Launches

NashvilleHealth and the Metro Public Health Department are partnering to host All In: Conversations on Health, a speakers series designed to provide an opportunity for Nashville’s business and community leaders to learn about social determinants of health, local health resources and ways to deepen engagement in developing a health culture.

The series kicks off March 2 at 11:30 a.m. at Lentz Public Health Center with featured speaker, Dr. Tony Iton, vice president for Healthy Communities at The California Endowment. Register here.

Infant Vitality Collaborative Reaches Out to Moms

The Nashville Infant Vitality Collaborative (NIVC) is beginning 2018 by sending a special message to expectant and new moms. Happy birthday, happy new year postcards, created by NashvilleHealth, are being shared by the Metro Public Health Department to provide encouragement and support to the moms.

The NIVC Housing Work Group also met recently with Adriane Bond Harris, director of the Mayor’s Office of Housing, to learn more about housing priorities and initiatives in the city. Get involved.

Celebs for Health Campaign Underway

Warner Recording Artist Blake Shelton, Governor Bill Haslam, Senator Bob Corker, the YMCA and Girl Scouts helped us launch our #ImNashvilleHealthy #ImHealthierTN social media campaign last month. With just one Facebook post by Blake Shelton, our healthier living message reached nearly 400,000 people.

Join the movement and use the hashtags #ImNashvilleHealthy #ImHealthierTN.

Learn more.

Karen Springer Honored at Red Dress Awards

Congratulations to NashvilleHealth Board Member Karen Springer, who was recognized nationally by Women’s Day magazine for her work to improve women’s heart health in Nashville.

Baby University Set for March 17

Mark your calendars for Baby University, a community baby shower, resource and information fair, on Saturday, March 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Meharry Medical College’s Cal Turner Family Center.

Community Clinic Opens at Maplewood High

Saint Thomas Health is partnering with Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools to offer primary care medical services at a new community clinic located at Maplewood High School.

Tobacco-Free Tennessee Coalition Meeting Feb. 23

The statewide Tobacco-Free Tennessee coalition will meet Friday, February 23 at 9 a.m. at Mental Health America of Middle Tennessee. RSVP here.

It’s Quittin’ Time

It’s Quittin’ Time in Tennessee, the state’s annual tobacco awareness campaign, garnered broad media attention. Here’s one example from Chattanooga.

State Budget in Brief

The Sycamore Institute has released a summary of Governor Bill Haslam’s FY 2018-2019 recommended budget. View it here.

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