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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.

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.

Equity: We strive for equity by valuing and respecting all people. We understand that health is impacted by age, class, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, ability-level, gender identity and sexual orientation and the intersections of these identities. We seek to be a socially and culturally responsive organization that acknowledges and addresses historical and current inequities in our public health promotion and practice.

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:

A. Alex Jahangir, MD, MMHC, FACS, Chair
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery; Director, Division of Orthopaedic Trauma at Vanderbilt University Medical Center; and Executive Medical Director of Vanderbilt Center for Trauma, Burn, and Emergency Surgery

Tené Hamilton Franklin, MS, Vice-Chair
Vice President, Diversity Equity and Inclusion
Health Leads, USA

Thomas W. Campbell, MD
Psychiatrist

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

David A. Frederick, MS
Senior Director, Licensure and Certification
DaVita, Inc.

Margreete Johnston, MD, MPH
Pediatrician

Health (Board of), Related Documents

 
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9/10/2020 Agenda, September 10, 2020
8/6/2020 Agenda, August 6, 2020
8/6/2020 Minutes, August 6, 2020
7/9/2020 Agenda, July 9, 2020
7/9/2020 Revised Agenda, July 9, 2020
6/26/2020 Special Meeting Agenda, June 26, 2020
6/26/2020 Special Minutes, June 26, 2020
6/11/2020 Agenda, June 11, 2020
6/11/2020 Minutes, June 11, 2020
6/11/2020 Revised Agenda, June 11, 2020
5/28/2020 Special Meeting Agenda, May 28, 2020
5/28/2020 Special Meeting Minutes, May 28, 2020
5/14/2020 Agenda, May 14, 2020
5/14/2020 Agenda, May 14, 2020 - Revised Agenda
5/14/2020 Minutes, May 14, 2020
4/9/2020 Agenda, April 9, 2020
4/9/2020 Agenda, April 9, 2020 - Revised Agenda
4/9/2020 Minutes, April 9, 2020
3/15/2020 Special Meeting Minutes, March 15, 2020
3/15/2020 Special Meeting, March 15, 2020
3/12/2020 Agenda, March 12, 2020
3/12/2020 Minutes, March 12, 2020
2/20/2020 Special Meeting, February 20, 2020
2/13/2020 Agenda, February 13, 2020
2/13/2020 Minutes, February 13, 2020
2/7/2020 Special Meeting Agenda, February 7, 2020
1/9/2020 Agenda, January 9, 2020
1/9/2020 Minutes, January 9, 2020
12/12/2019 Agenda, December 12, 2019
12/12/2019 Minutes, December 12, 2019
11/14/2019 Agenda, November 14, 2019
11/14/2019 Minutes, November 14, 2019
11/1/2019 Board of Health Retreat
11/1/2019 Retreat Minutes, November 1, 2019
10/10/2019 Agenda, October 10, 2019
10/10/2019 Minutes, October 10, 2019
9/12/2019 Agenda, September 12, 2019
9/12/2019 Minutes, September 12, 2019
9/4/2019 Minutes, September 4, 2019
9/4/2019 Special Meeting Agenda, September 4, 2019
8/9/2019 Mid-Managers Meeting, August 9, 2019
8/9/2019 Minutes, August 9, 2019
8/8/2019 Agenda, August 8, 2019
8/8/2019 Minutes, August 8, 2019
7/19/2019 Minutes, July 11, 2019
7/11/2019 Agenda, July 11, 2019
7/11/2019 Minutes, July 11, 2019
6/13/2019 Agenda, June 13, 2019
6/13/2019 Minutes, June 13, 2019
6/4/2019 Retreat Agenda, June 4, 2019