The Nashville Community Health + Well-being Survey has been delivered to more than 12,000 mailboxes in Davidson County, and early response rates demonstrate a good representation of age, race and geographic location. NashvilleHealth and the Metro Public Health Department (MPHD) have joined forces to reach a broad cross-section of organizations and influencers who can help spread the word about the need to return the survey. Outreach efforts have included grassroots marketing, social media promotion, and traditional media relations. Thank you to the nearly 150 organizations who have shared our message with their constituents. These partners have helped us reach more than 25,000 people. Email here to join us to encourage your employees, members, colleagues and neighbors to take the survey should they receive it.
NashvilleHealth partnered with Mt. Zion Baptist Church to promote the ABCs of safe-sleep to the church’s congregation of more than 25,000. Safe Sleep materials created for the initiative featured Mt. Zion First Lady and new mom Dr. Stephaine Walker in safe sleep awareness imagery, which was distributed to the Mt. Zion congregations in Whites Creek and Antioch. The safe sleep message was shared from the pulpit, streamed live online, and promoted on 3,000 safe sleep handbills distributed during services. Special thanks to Tivity Health and the Metro Public Health Department for their support.
NashvilleHealth was proud to support the passage of the “Tom Cronan” Physical Education Act earlier this year. The bill requires all Tennessee elementary students to participate in a physical education class at least twice per week for no less than 60 minutes and is taught by a licensed physical education instructor.
Congratulations to Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) on achieving Gold Status from the American Heart Association’s (AHA) and American Medical Association’s (AMA) Target BP program. Target BP is a national program aimed at helping healthcare providers and patients improve their blood pressure control rates using shared protocols and resources. The Nashville AHA and NashvilleHealth are partnering to implement the program in Davidson County. MNPS is utilizing Target BP at their clinics for staff and retirees. More here. The next Target BP clinical meeting will be January 16 at 8 a.m. at NashvilleHealth.For more information, email here.
Root Nashville is a public private campaign designed to increase the city’s tree canopy and create a more equitable distribution of the health and sustainability benefits of urban trees across all neighborhoods. Get involved.
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