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Study Finds Large Health Disparities Between Counties

Posted on: April 8th, 2014

Source: Philanthropy News Digest While Americans overall are living longer and healthier lives, large gaps remain between the healthiest and least healthy counties, a study by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute finds. Now in its fifth edition, the 2014 County Health Rankings & Roadmaps ranked counties by… Read the full article…»

Eat Well, Play More Tennessee

Posted on: September 29th, 2010

Tennessee now has a comprehensive, statewide nutrition and physical activity plan: Eat Well, Play More Tennessee. This five-year plan provides a comprehensive roadmap to reduce obesity and chronic disease in Tennessee by 2015. The primary focus of Eat Well, Play More Tennessee is to create policy and environmental changes in the places where people live,… Read the full article…»

Summer outdoor festivals remind us to take care

Posted on: June 15th, 2010

Summer is a favorite time of year, but recent reports from outdoor festivals remind us to take care: the summer sun can burn, heat dehydrates and high humidity impairs the body’s ability to keep cool. Sunscreen should be applied 30 minutes before going out and should be reapplied. Hats are protective. The U.S. Centers for… Read the full article…»

Health Rankings Were Announced This Week February 17, 2010

Posted on: February 17th, 2010

County-by-county health rankings were announced this week (February 17, 2010) allowing those of us in Montgomery County to compare ourselves to others across the state. Montgomery County ranked well:  10th of the 95 counties in terms of health outcomes – things like premature death, reported health and low birth weight of infants. Unfortunately, when looking… Read the full article…»