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Front Page - Friday, November 9, 2018

Healthier Tennessee brings neighborhoods effort to Chattanooga




The Governor’s Foundation for Health and Wellness has expanded its Healthier Tennessee Neighborhoods initiative with the launch of the program in Chattanooga.

Six neighborhoods have been chosen as pilot communities that are now working toward the “Healthier Tennessee Neighborhood” designation.

Local neighborhoods are convening residents to establish wellness councils and commit to developing and implementing a healthy-neighborhood plan. The six neighborhoods include:

-- Belleau Woods

-- Belvoir

-- Boyce Station

-- Glass Farms

-- Shepherd

-- Southside

Additional Chattanooga neighborhoods will join the program in the coming weeks. The goal of the Governor’s Foundation is to establish the initiative citywide by 2020.

“I commend the Governor’s Foundation on this exciting endeavor to improve our community health at the neighborhood level,” County Commissioner Katherlyn Geter says. “We’re all more inclined to participate when our peers do, and a great place to begin a healthier life is with our neighbors.”

To join the local movement, email russell@healthierTN.org.

Source: The Governor’s Foundation for Health and Wellness