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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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12/12/2019 Agenda, December 12, 2019
11/14/2019 Agenda, 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
6/4/2019 Retreat Minutes, June 4, 2019
5/9/2019 Agenda, May 9, 2019
5/9/2019 Minutes, May 9, 2019
4/11/2019 Agenda, April 11, 2019
4/11/2019 Minutes, April 11, 2019
3/27/2019 Notice, Work Session, March 27, 2019
3/14/2019 Agenda, March 14, 2019
3/14/2019 Minutes, March 14, 2019
2/14/2019 Agenda, February 14, 2019
2/14/2019 Minutes, February 14, 2019
1/10/2019 Agenda, January 10, 2019
1/10/2019 Minutes, January 10, 2019
12/13/2018 Agenda, December 13, 2018
12/13/2018 Minutes, December 13, 2018
11/15/2018 Retreat Agenda, November 15, 2018
11/15/2018 Retreat Minutes, November 15, 2018
11/8/2018 Agenda, November 8, 2018
11/8/2018 Minutes, 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