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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.

Metro Nashville Public Health Department 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

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1/8/2015 Agenda, January 8, 2015
1/8/2015 Minutes, January 8, 2015
12/22/2014 Evaluation Subcommittee Agenda, December 22, 2014
12/22/2014 Evaluation Subcommittee Agenda, December 22, 2014 - Cancelled
12/11/2014 Agenda, December 11, 2014
12/11/2014 Minutes, December 11, 2014
11/13/2014 Minutes, November 13, 2014
10/9/2014 Agenda, October 9, 2014
10/9/2014 Minutes, October 9, 2014
9/11/2014 Agenda, September 11, 2014
9/11/2014 Minutes, September 11, 2014
9/9/2014 Evaluation Subcommittee Agenda, September 9, 2014
9/2/2014 Personnel Committee Agenda, September 2, 2014
8/22/2014 Personnel Committee Agenda, August 22
8/14/2014 Agenda, August 14, 2014
8/14/2014 Minutes, August 14, 2014
8/7/2014 Personnel Committee Agenda, August 7, 2014
7/14/2014 Agenda, July 14, 2014
7/14/2014 Minutes, July 14, 2014
7/10/2014 Agenda, July 10, 2014 (Cancelled)
6/12/2014 Agenda, June 12, 2014
5/8/2014 Agenda, May 8, 2014
4/21/2014 Agenda, April 21, 2014
4/10/2014 Agenda, April 10, 2014 (Cancelled)
3/13/2014 Agenda, March 13, 2014
3/13/2014 Strategic Planning Retreat Agenda, March 13, 2014
2/13/2014 Agenda, February 13, 2014
1/24/2014 Agenda, January 24, 2014
1/9/2014 Agenda, January 9, 2014
12/12/2013 Agenda, December 12, 2013
11/14/2013 Agenda, November 14, 2013
10/10/2013 Agenda, October 10, 2013
9/12/2013 Agenda, September 12, 2013
8/15/2013 Agenda, August 15, 2013
7/11/2013 Agenda, July 11, 2013
6/13/2013 Agenda, June 13, 2013
5/9/2013 Agenda, May 9, 2013
4/11/2013 Agenda, April 11, 2013
3/19/2013 Agenda, March 19, 2013
3/14/2013 Agenda, March 14, 2013
2/14/2013 Agenda, February 14, 2013