NashvilleHealth Hosts A Conversation on Vaccine Rollout
NashvilleHealth Chairman Bill Frist, M.D. recently facilitated a timely and informative virtual discussion on the initial COVID-19 vaccine rollout and future strategy for broad distribution with Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey, M.D. and MetroNashville Board of Health Chair Alex Jahangir, M.D.
The event, sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, was part of the All In: Conversations on Health speaker series hosted by NashvilleHealth and the Metro Public Health Department.View the video of this event here.
Nashville Partners Increase BP Control Rate
Entering a third year of implementing collaborative blood pressure control measures, the Target:BP city-wide initiative has achieved a five percent increase in control rate among its 17 participating clinics and health systems.
Led by the American Heart Association (AHA) and NashvilleHealth, in partnership with the American Medical Association (AMA), Target:BP is working to reduce the number of citizens in Middle Tennessee who have uncontrolled high blood pressure. The next Target:BP clinical partners meeting will be March 10. Email here for more information.
It's Quit Week in Tennessee
NashvilleHealth joins the Tennessee Department of Health and partners across the state in celebrating the sixth annual Tennessee Quit Week Feb. 21 - 26. The campaign seeks to inspire Tennesseans to live healthier lives by taking advantage of the state’s free Tennessee Tobacco QuitLine, 1-800- QUIT-NOW, to stop using tobacco products. Learn more and access Quit Week materials here.
Of additional interest, NashvilleHealth administers Tobacco-Free Tennessee, a statewide coalition of more than 25 organizations working to achieve freedom from tobacco through policy change and education. To get involved, email here.
Tracking COVID in Tennessee
Each day, the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) releases figures tracking the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in each county and statewide. In an effort to raise awareness about these figures and understand how infection rates are changing, NashvilleHealth shares tracking updates and insights based on TDH data.
Data acquired from theTDH Website, as of February 24, 2021 analyzed by Sajid Khan, Change Healthcare and NashvilleHealth Board.
*Total TN & Other County Cases Include Out Of State Cases Diagnosed in TN
Davidson County COVID Heat Map
The density map below is created by the Metro Public Health Department each Monday and is available via the city'sCOVID-19 dashboard.