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Primary Prevention Bright Spot Awards

The Bright Spot Awards are an effort to recognize examples of meaningful primary prevention work taking place across our state. Here are the steps to nominate an initiative:

1.) Click here for the nomination form. All nominations must be submitted by July 1. One nomination form must be completed per initiative nominated. Email completed nominations to Matt Coleman at matthew.coleman@TN.gov.

2.) All nominations received are redacted so that the review committee will not know the exact location and persons involved with the initiative. The review committee is made up of individuals from each region of the state that reviews, scores, and discusses each submission. An average of the final scores given by the review committee will be used to determine the award level earned.

3.) Award levels include Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Honorable Mention.

4.) Awardees are announced each fall.

5.) Each nomination is presented with a comprehensive feedback report from the committee, which includes strengths of the initiative and opportunities for improvement. 

2017-2018 Bright Spot Awardees 

Morning Movement 

Putnam County Health Department 

Mental Health First Aid Courses 

Northeast Regional Health Office

After School Walk/Run Clubs 

Fentress County Health Department 

Positive Behavior Support (Tobacco) 

Carroll County Health Department 

Minority Outreach: English As A Second Language 

Sevier County Health Department 

Chef Academy 

Rutherford County Health Department 

All Health Matters

Montgomery County Health Department 

Rethink Your Drink 

Dickson County Health Department 

Summer Feeding Program 

Henderson County Health Department 

Safe Sleep Initiative 

Upper Cumberland Regional Health Office 

2016 - 2017 Bright Spot Awardees

Youth Literacy Program

Giles County Health Department

Breastfeeding Support

Metro Nashville Public Health Department

Inmate Reentry Program

Franklin County Health Department

Anti-Tobacco Social Media Campaign

Sullivan County Regional Health Dept.

Microclinics

East Regional Health Office

Secondhand Smoke Exposure

Chattanooga - Hamilton County Health Dept.

Oral Health

Northeast Regional Health Office

Youth Tobacco Curriculum

Washington County Health Department

Youth Tobacco Program

Cocke County Health Department 

Breastfeeding Support

Hamblen County Health Department