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Sen. Bill Frist, M.D., on the Healing Power of Nature 
In this Issue:
 - The Healing Power of Nature
 - Nature Challenge
 - Response Fund Update
 - Tracking COVID in Tennessee - UPDATED

 - News & Partner Updates

The Healing Power of Nature

This is a challenging time for all of us, but help may be just outside your door. Exposure to nature has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety, improve mood and promote healing. A 2019 study says spending just two hours per week soaking up the outdoors can boost health and well-being, both mentally and physically.  

Davidson County residents can enjoy time outside and get some mood-boosting physical activity on the city's more than 300 miles of trails. In the coming weeks, nearly 200 city-run parks will also re-open for Nashvillians to enjoy. In the
Nashville Community Health + Well-being Survey23 percent of Nashvillians reported using community trails for biking, walking or other activities weekly

Find more information on Metro's park and greenway system here and locate state trails and parks in Davidson County here.

Join our Nature Challenge

Show us how you are using nature to heal your mind and body. The first five people to submit a photo before May 8 will win a NashvilleHealth Camelback water bottle. Click here to submit and get out and enjoy a connection with nature.
 

Nashville Response Fund Update

Even though parts of the state are opening back up, Nashville remains under a "Safer at Home" order which means many businesses are still shuttered and Nashvillians remain out of work. The COVID-19 Response Fund is helping, but more funds are still necessary to meet the growing needs of our community.

Please give at the link below or text NashvilleUnited to 41444. 
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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 the
TDH Website, as of April 29 analyzed by Sajid Khan, Change Healthcare and NashvilleHealth Board.

*Total TN & Other County Cases Include Out Of State Cases Diagnosed in TN

Partner Updates

If you would like to submit Partner News, click here.
Senator Frist, M.D., Addresses COVID-19 Crisis
 
NashvilleHealth E-briefs
View previous NashvilleHealth E-briefs here.
Find additional COVID-19 response resources and information here.

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