Community of Practice

The Community of Practice supports local and regional TDH staff and community members who are involved in County Health Council work, including the Community Health Assessment and Community Health Improvement Plan. With a focus on equity and community engagement, the Community of Practice provides a structured space to celebrate successes, share best practices, build skills, and foster connections that cultivate leadership among County Health Council participants and support staff.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up for the Community of Practice's monthly newsletter to stay on top of upcoming trainings, funding opportunities, and news about what's going on with other Health Councils.

Community of Practice Kickoffs

In April 2023, the Office of Strategic Initiatives hosted three kickoff events for the Community of Practice across the state of Tennessee. TDH support staff and County Health Council community members joined to connect with others from counties in their region, prepare to apply for grants, and learn more about community engagement.

East TN Region

Panelists involved in County Health Councils talk through their experiences with County Health Assessments, building partnerships, and more
Partners from external organizations join OSI Assistant Director, Jen Trail, to discuss how County Health Councils can get involved with their work

Middle TN Region

Participants from across Middle Tennessee gather to learn more about community engagement
Sarah Bounse, OSI's Director of Local Capacity Building, guides conversations about the importance of community engagement in County Health Council work

West TN Region

Lindsay Randall, OSI's Director of Community of Development, leads a workshop on Getting Grant Ready
County Health Council members from the community join TDH support staff at the CoP kickoff