About the Office of Primary Prevention



The Office of Primary Prevention helps Tennessee communities build a culture of health through livable and nurturing places and spaces so that everyone can reach their full potential.


Everyone in Tennessee can make healthy choices wherever they live, learn, work, play and pray.

The Levels of Prevention

Levels of Prevention

Who We Are

The Office of Primary Prevention, created in 2015, serves as a hub for many of the primary prevention efforts at the Tennessee Department of Health, collaborating across the department and with external partners to protect, promote and improve the health and prosperity of people in Tennessee. The Office of Primary Prevention is staffed by an Office Director, Primary Prevention Coordinator, Clinical Director, Evaluation and Assessment Director, and a Built Environment and Grants Coordinator. The office also supports the work of seven regional Healthy Development Coordinators and typically hosts at least one Commissioner’s Fellow and intern.

Learn More

Office Infosheet

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Strategic Plan

OPP Strategic Plan