NashvilleHealth | Child Health

Nashville is located in one of the worst counties in the state for child wellbeing. We must do more to make sure every child grows up in a healthy, safe environment.

2nd highest infant mortality in Tennessee

(Tennessee Department of Health)

29 percent of Nashville children live in poverty

(RWJF County Health Rankings)

Davidson County ranks 87th out of 95 Tennessee counties for child wellbeing

(Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth, 2015)

6.8 percent of children in Nashville do not have health insurance, compared to 5 percent nationally

(Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth, 2015; Children’s Defense Fund)

All aspects of a child’s life impact their health and well-being. Above are just a few key areas that influence child health.



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