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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:

Samuel L. Felker, JD - Chair
Attorney in private practice

Carol Etherington, MSN, RN, FAAN - Vice-Chair
Associate Director, Community Health Initiatives
Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health

Thomas W. Campbell, MD
Psychiatrist

Henry Foster, MD
Chairman, Board of Pathfinder International, Boston Massachusetts
Chairman, National Advisory Committee for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Program Common Ground: Transforming Public Health Informatics Systems

Francisca Guzmán
Media and Development Advisor, Disability Law & Advocacy Center

Margreete Johnston, MD
Pediatrician

Metro Public Health Department 2012 Annual Report

Health (Board of), Related Documents

 
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5/12/2016 Agenda, May 12, 2016
4/7/2016 Agenda, April 7, 2016
4/7/2016 Board of Health Meeting Minutes for April 7, 2016
3/10/2016 Agenda, March 10, 2016
3/10/2016 Board of Health Meeting Minutes for March 10, 2016
2/11/2016 Agenda, February 11, 2016
2/11/2016 Board of Health Meeting Minutes for Feb. 11, 2016
1/14/2016 Board of Health Meeting Minutes for Jan. 14, 2016
1/14/2016 Proposed Agenda for Board of Health Meeting on Jan. 14, 2016
12/10/2015 Board of Health Meeting Agenda for Dec. 10, 2015
12/10/2015 Board of Health Meeting Minutes for Dec. 10, 2015
11/12/2015 Agenda, November 12, 2015
11/12/2015 Board of Health Meeting Minutes for Nov. 12, 2015
10/22/2015 Board of Health Meeting Minutes for Oct. 22, 2015
10/22/2015 Proposed Agenda for Board of Health Meeting on October 22, 2015
9/25/2015 September 25, 2015 Board of Health Retreat Minutes
9/17/2015 Board of Health Meeting Minutes for September 17, 2015
9/17/2015 Proposed Agenda for the Sept. 17, 2015 Board of Health Meeting
8/13/2015 Board of Health Meeting Minutes for August 13, 2015
8/13/2015 Proposed Agenda for the Aug. 13 Board of Health Meeting
7/23/2015 Board of Health Meeting Agenda for July 23, 2015
7/23/2015 Board of Health Meeting Minutes for July 23, 2015
6/11/2015 Board of Health Meeting Minutes for June 11, 2015
6/11/2015 Board of Health Proposed Agenda, June 11, 2015
5/14/2015 Board of Health Meeting Minutes for May 14, 2015
5/14/2015 Board of Health Proposed Agenda, May 14, 2015
4/14/2015 April 14, 2015 Board of Health Meeting Minutes
4/14/2015 REVISED Board of Health Proposed Agenda, TUESDAY April 14, 2015
4/9/2015 Board of Health Proposed Agenda, April 9, 2015
3/12/2015 Board of Health Proposed Agenda, March 12, 2015
3/12/2015 March 12, 2015 Board of Health Evaluation Subcommittee Meeting Minutes
3/12/2015 March 12, 2015 Board of Health Meeting Minutes
3/12/2015 The Board of Health will meet with Dr. Bill Paul to review his evaluation at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 12, 2015
1/20/2015 Board of Health Strategic Plan Review, January 20, 2015
1/15/2015 Board of Health Evaluation Subcommittee Meeting
1/8/2015 Board of Health Proposed Agenda, January 8, 2015
1/8/2015 January 8, 2015 BOH Meeting Minutes
12/22/2014 Board of Health Evaluation Subcommittee Meeting December 22, 2014
12/22/2014 Board of Health Evaluation Subcommittee meeting on December 22, 2014 has been CANCELED
12/11/2014 Board of Health Proposed Agenta, December 11, 2014
12/11/2014 December 11, 2014 BOH Meeting Minutes
11/13/2014 November 13, 2014 BOH Meeting Minutes
10/9/2014 Board of Health Proposed Agenda, October 9, 2014
10/9/2014 October 9, 2014 BOH Meeting Minutes
9/11/2014 Board of Health Proposed Agenda, September 11, 2014
9/11/2014 September 11, 2014 BOH Meeting Minutes
9/9/2014 Board of Health Evaluation Subcommittee Meeting September 9, 2014
9/2/2014 Board of Health Personnel Committee Meeting Tuesday September 2, 2014
8/22/2014 Board of Health Personnel Committee Meetings on Friday, Aug. 22
8/14/2014 Agenda, August 14, 204