The Grundy County Health Council

The Grundy County Health Council was created with the goals of improving Grundy County residents' health and decreasing community health disparities. Since its founding in 1992, the Council has updated playground equipment, constructed walking tracks, purchased exercise programs for the Senior Citizens Center, and partnered with the school system in providing health and nutrition programming. Council members have also taught Reversing Diabetes classes and actively sought opportunities to have a presence at community functions.

The mission of the Grundy County Health Council is to enhance the health and well-being of Grundy County residents. We empower individuals to choose wellness by:

  • Increasing opportunities for healthy food access and physical activity
  • Collaborating with community partners to coordinate efforts and expand outreach
  • Providing information and education using a multi-generational approach
  • Connecting clients with local health resources
  • Advocating for community health at a policy level

We devote ourselves to this mission with the knowledge and belief that the health of each individual affects an entire community.

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The Health Council meets on the third Tuesday of every month at noon at the University of Tennessee Extension office in Coalmont, located at 27 Phipps St, Coalmont, TN 37313Everyone is welcome!

For more information, contact Sofia Leon-Meza, GCHC Facilitator and Public Health Educator, at (931) 967-3826 x111 or email sofia.leon-meza@tn.gov. 

 

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