Child Health Month 2022

What is Child Health Month?

Tennessee Child Health Month (CHM) is a call to all families, educators, health professionals, faith-based and community organizations and all levels of government to help ensure Tennessee’s children are healthy. Tennessee invites all individuals, families, and organizations to positively impact the lives of children and their families by participating in Child Health Month activities each October.

The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) is recognizing Child Health Month (CHM) throughout the month of October. This annual recognition is a time to celebrate and raise awareness around what Tennessee is doing to promote the health of our most important resource: Tennessee’s Children.

The theme for CHM 2022 is New Beginnings. Tennesseans have faced many challenges over the last two years. Together, we can create New Beginnings by ensuring that parents, caregivers, teachers, and   community members are equipped with the tools they need to promote health practices in Tennessee’s children. 

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TDH in collaboration with state and local partners, is utilizing the whole-child approach to address child health. Throughout the month   of October, child health topic lunch and learns will be offered weekly for the following focus areas that are being highlighted during CHM to ensure children and families receive valuable information for overall health:

  • Promoting Healthy Eating Habits and Healthy Drinks
  • Social and Emotional Health
  • Children with Special Health Care Needs
  • Child Safety
  • Tobacco Use Prevention
  • Weekly Child Health Topic Lunch and Learns

Families, educators, health professionals, and community organizations are invited to help ensure Tennessee’s children are healthy. To positively impact the lives of children, adults and  families, consider participating in CHM activities this October.