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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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7/7/2016 Personnel Committee Minutes, July 7, 2016
6/20/2016 Personnel Committee Agenda, June 20, 2016
6/20/2016 Personnel Committee Minutes, June 20, 2016
6/9/2016 Agenda, June 9, 2016
6/9/2016 Minutes, June 9, 2016
5/12/2016 Agenda, May 12, 2016
5/12/2016 Minutes, May 12, 2016
4/7/2016 Agenda, April 7, 2016
4/7/2016 Minutes, for April 7, 2016
3/10/2016 Agenda, March 10, 2016
3/10/2016 Minutes, March 10, 2016
2/11/2016 Agenda, February 11, 2016
2/11/2016 Minutes, February 11, 2016
1/14/2016 Agenda, January 14, 2016
1/14/2016 Minutes, January 14, 2016
12/10/2015 Agenda December 10, 2015
12/10/2015 Minutes, December 10, 2015
11/12/2015 Agenda, November 12, 2015
11/12/2015 Minutes November 12, 2015
10/22/2015 Agenda, October 22, 2015
10/22/2015 Minutes October 22, 2015
9/25/2015 Retreat Minutes, September 25, 2015
9/17/2015 Agenda, September 17, 2015
9/17/2015 Minutes, September 17, 2015
8/13/2015 Agenda, August 13, 2015
8/13/2015 Minutes, August 13, 2015
7/23/2015 Agenda, July 23, 2015
7/23/2015 Minutes, July 23, 2015
6/11/2015 Agenda, June 11, 2015
6/11/2015 Minutes, June 11, 2015
5/14/2015 Agenda, May 14, 2015
5/14/2015 Minutes, May 14, 2015
4/14/2015 Agenda, April 14, 2015
4/14/2015 Minutes, April 14, 2015
4/9/2015 Agenda, April 9, 2015
3/12/2015 Agenda, March 12, 2015
3/12/2015 Agenda, March 12, 2015
3/12/2015 Evaluation Subcommittee Minutes, March 12, 2015
3/12/2015 Minutes, March 12, 2015
1/20/2015 Strategic Plan Review, January 20, 2015
1/15/2015 Evaluation Subcommittee Agenda, January 15, 2015
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