First-of-a-Kind Survey to Hit Mailboxes
NashvilleHealth is partnering with the Metro Public Health Department to launch a county-wide survey of the health of Nashville residents. The last time such a survey was administered was the year 2000. The Nashville Community Health + Well-being Survey seeks input from residents on issues such as access to healthy food, behavioral health, chronic conditions, housing and more. Results gathered will provide critical data to help non-profits, businesses, government and other groups better serve the needs of our community.
Help us raise awareness of the survey by encouraging your members, employees and constituents to take it, should they receive it. If you are willing to share news of the survey in your communications, please email here.
NashvilleHealth Launches New Website
NashvilleHealth has launched a new website to better engage with Nashvillians and partner organizations. The new nashvillehealth.org site combines iconic local images with facts about Nashville’s health landscape, and features a new community-wide healthy events calendar. Partner organizations are encouraged to submit their events on the site.
Three Join Governing Board
NashvilleHealth is proud to welcome Greg Allen, president, Mid-South Market, Cigna; Joshua Roberts, principal, Provider Networks and Contracting, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee; and Edna Willingham, president, Amerigroup Tennessee to its Governing Board. The new members will fill three year terms.
“We are honored to have these three outstanding leaders join our board,” said Senator Bill Frist, M.D., chairman, NashvilleHealth. “Their vast experience, coupled with the fresh perspectives they provide, will be invaluable as we work to improve the health of Nashvillians.”
Tobacco Coalition Formalizes Structure; Elects Leadership
The Tobacco-Free Tennessee Coalition met in July to adopt its first structural bylaws and operating procedures, and formalize a binding membership agreement. Members also elected 2018-2019 officers to lead the alliance.
NashvilleHealth is serving as the administrator and convener for this group, which seeks to achieve freedom from tobacco through education and policy change.
Country Music Star Joins Campaign
Warner Recording Artist Brett Eldredge is the latest celebrity to join the #ImNashvilleHealthy
campaign. Listen here.
Wilkins Serving Key NIH Role
Congratulations to NashvilleHealth Steering Committee Member Consuelo Wilkins, M.D. on her appointment as director of a new Engagement Core to support the National Institute’s for Health All of Us program. All of Us seeks to accelerate prevention and treatment through precision medicine.
Amerigroup Joins as Change Maker
NashvilleHealth is proud to welcome Amerigroup as its newest Change Maker.
The Sycamore Institute recently released a report on factors influencing individual and population health.
Target BP Clinical Meeting
NashvilleHealth and the American Heart Association will convene the next Target BP Clinical Meeting on September 26. Click here for more information.
Save the Date
The Nashville Summit on Addiction will be held September 25 and the Healthy Nashville Summit will be held on October 26.
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