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About the Metro Public Health Department

Our Vision

"People creating healthy conditions everywhere"

Our Mission

The mission of the Metro Public Health Department is to protect, improve and sustain the health and well-being of all people in Metropolitan Nashville.

Our History

Foundational Health Goals

  • Improve and Sustain Family and Child Well-Being
  • Promote and Support Healthier Living
  • Create Healthier Community Environments
  • Prevent and Control Epidemics and Respond to Public Health Emergencies
  • Increase Access and Connection to Clinical Care

Core Values

Professionalism: We are well trained, knowledgeable, capable, and focused. We strive for excellence and innovation in our work. We hold ourselves accountable for producing results

Respect: We listen. We care about our customers. We care about one another. We are courteous, friendly, attentive, prompt, and effective in serving our customers and one another.

Integrity: We are honest, trustworthy, and consistent. We are good stewards of the public resources in our care.

Dedication: We are passionate about providing excellent service. We are always available to protect the health and well being of our customers and community.

Equality: We value diversity in our managers, team members and customers. We treat our customers, our partners, and one another with fairness and impartiality. We accommodate the special needs of our customers. We strive to eliminate disparities and aim for equity and justice in health.

Director of Health

William S. Paul, M.D., M.P.H.

Board of Health

A six member Board of Health appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by vote of the Metro Council governs the Department.

Current members are:

Carol Etherington, MSN, R.N., FAAN, Chair
Associate Director, Community Health Initiatives
Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health

Francisca Guzman, Vice-Chair

Thomas W. Campbell, MD
Psychiatrist

Samuel L. Felker, J.D.
Attorney in private practice

A. Alex Jahangir, M.D., MMHC, FACS
Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery;
Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon at Vanderbilt University Medical Center; and
Medical Director of Vanderbilt Center for Trauma, Burn, and Emergency Surgery

Margreete Johnston, M.D., MPH
Pediatrician

Metro Public Health Department 2012 Annual Report

Health (Board of), Related Documents

 
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9/14/2017 Agenda, September 14, 2017
8/29/2017 Retreat Minutes, August 29, 2017
8/29/2017 Retreat Planning Meeting, August 29, 2017
8/10/2017 Agenda, August 10, 2017
8/10/2017 Minutes, August 10, 2017
7/6/2017 Agenda, July 6, 2017
7/6/2017 Minutes, July 6, 2017
6/13/2017 Agenda, June 13, 2017
6/13/2017 Minutes, June 13, 2017
5/9/2017 Agenda, May 9, 2017
5/9/2017 Minutes, May 9, 2017
4/13/2017 Agenda, April 13, 2017
4/13/2017 Minutes, April 13, 2017
4/5/2017 Agenda, April 5, 2017
4/5/2017 Minutes, April 5, 2017
3/9/2017 Agenda, March 9, 2017
3/9/2017 Minutes, March 9, 2017
2/9/2017 Agenda, February 9, 2017
2/9/2017 Minutes, February 9, 2017
2/9/2017 Personnel Committee Meeting Minutes, February 9, 2017
2/6/2017 Special Committee Meeting Agenda, February 6, 2017
2/6/2017 Special Committee meeting scheduled on February 6, 2017, has been CANCELED.
2/2/2017 Personnel Committee Minutes, February 2, 2017
2/2/2017 Special Committee Agenda, February 2, 2017
1/12/2017 Agenda, January 12, 2017
1/12/2017 Minutes, January 12, 2017
1/12/2017 Personnel Committee Minutes, January 12, 2017
12/21/2016 Minutes, December 21, 2016
12/8/2016 Agenda, December 8, 2016
12/8/2016 Minutes, December 8. 2016
11/21/2016 Retreat Minutes, November 21, 2016
11/21/2016 Retreat, November 21, 2016
11/10/2016 Agenda, November 10, 2016
11/10/2016 Minutes, November 10. 2016
10/25/2016 Agenda, October 25, 2016
10/25/2016 Personnel Committee Minutes, October 25, 2016
10/13/2016 Agenda, October 13, 2016
10/13/2016 Minutes, October 13, 2016
10/11/2016 Personnel Committee Agenda, October 11, 2016
10/11/2016 Personnel Committee Minutes, October 11, 2016
9/26/2016 Agenda, September 26, 2016
9/26/2016 Minutes, September 26, 2016
9/13/2016 Personnel Committee Agenda, September 13, 2016
9/13/2016 Personnel Committee Minutes, September 13, 2016
8/11/2016 Agenda, August 11, 2016
8/11/2016 Minutes, August 11, 2016
7/28/2016 Personnel Committee Agenda, July 28, 2016
7/28/2016 Personnel Committee Minutes, July 28, 2016
7/7/2016 Agenda, July 7, 2016
7/7/2016 Minutes, July 7, 2016