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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

Health (Board of), Related Documents

 
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11/15/2018 Retreat Agenda, November 15, 2018
11/8/2018 Agenda, November 8, 2018
10/24/2018 Agenda, October 24, 2018
10/11/2018 Agenda, October 11, 2018
10/11/2018 Minutes, October 11, 2018
9/13/2018 Agenda, September 13, 2018
9/13/2018 Minutes, September 13, 2018
8/16/2018 Agenda, August 16, 2018
8/16/2018 Minutes, August 16, 2018
7/12/2018 Agenda, July 12, 2018
7/12/2018 Minutes, July 12, 2018
6/13/2018 Agenda, June 13, 2018
6/13/2018 Minutes, June 13, 2018
5/11/2018 Agenda, May 11, 2018
5/10/2018 Agenda, May 10, 2018
5/10/2018 Minutes, May 10, 2018
4/16/2018 Work Session Agenda, April 16, 2018
4/16/2018 Work Session Minutes, April 16, 2018
4/12/2018 Agenda, April 12, 2018
4/12/2018 Minutes, April 12, 2018
3/8/2018 Agenda, March 8, 2018
3/8/2018 Minutes, March 8, 2018
2/8/2018 Agenda, February 8, 2018
2/8/2018 Minutes, February 8, 2018
1/25/2018 Work Session Agenda, January 25, 2018
1/25/2018 Work Session Minutes, January 25, 2018
1/11/2018 Agenda, January 11, 2018
1/11/2018 Minutes, January 11, 2018
12/14/2017 Agenda, December 14, 2017
12/14/2017 Minutes, December 14, 2017
11/9/2017 Agenda, November 9, 2017
11/9/2017 Minutes, November 9, 2017
10/25/2017 Retreat Announcement, October 25-26, 2017
10/12/2017 Agenda, October 12, 2017
9/14/2017 Agenda, September 14, 2017
9/14/2017 Minutes, 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