NashvilleHealth partnered with the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and CityHealth to conduct a statewide opinion poll on tobacco and e-cigarette use and policy. Results show a strong majority of Tennesseans are in favor of raising the tobacco sale age to 21, with an overwhelming majority saying vaping products and electronic cigarettes should be included. Results also strongly support smoke-free workplaces and overwhelmingly back dedicated tobacco prevention funding to lower smoking rates and combat youth e-cigarette use.
NashvilleHealth and the Metro Public Health Department are partnering to host a panel discussion Built Environment and Health: How Place Affects Health on Thursday, May 2. The event is the second in the All In: Conversations on Health in Nashville speaker series. Panelists include Bridget Ackeifi of Bloomberg Associates, Gary Gaston of the Nashville Civic Design Center, Mary Beth Ikard from the Office of Mayor David Briley, Will Marth of Hawkins Partners, and moderator Terry Cook of the Nature Conservancy.
Heart health leaders gathered this week to review current hypertension initiatives in the city and discuss potential new strategies, opportunities for future collaboration, and needed resources to reduce the rate of hypertension in Nashville. The meeting was hosted by NashvilleHealth with support from Cigna and Belmont University.
NashvilleHealth recently completed the first phase of an Infant Safe Sleep Awareness initiative, taking a deep dive into current safe sleep practices in Nashville, and researching other successful public awareness strategies and best practices. View the full report here.
Move It Monday! Water Wednesday! Foodie Friday! NashvilleHealth is excited to partner with Metro Nashville Public Schools on Wellness Week 2019: May 6-10. Daily themes and activities will focus on educating and engaging students and staff in healthy eating, physical activity, and emotional well-being. To get involved, email here.
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