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Clarksville-Montgomery County Community Health Foundation approves $792,000 in grants

Posted on: July 11th, 2014

CA students come up with creative fitness ideas CLARKSVILLE, TENN. — The Clarksville-Montgomery County Community Health Foundation – a public advocacy board entrusted with disbursing public assets flowing from Clarksville Volunteer Health Inc. – approved almost $792,000 in grants Wednesday, including $118,530 for a proposal conceived by a group of Clarksville Academy students to institute a… Read the full article…»

Clarksville one of top ten most obese communities

Posted on: April 8th, 2014

Source: Clarksville Now ClarksvilleNow.com Reporting news@clarksvillenow.com WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a new survey conducted by Gallup, the city of Clarksville, TN ranks number eight on the top 10 most obese communities in the U.S. Gallup and Healthways surveyed 189 metro areas around the country, and the obesity rate was above 15 percent for all but… Read the full article…»

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…»