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TDH Commissioner John Dreyzehner Welcomes 50 Faith Leaders to Discuss Public Health

Monday, April 29, 2013 | 09:50am

Making the Journey to Better Health:  Engaging 50 Faith Leaders Mind, Body and Soul

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH, will welcome 50 faith leaders on Thursday, May 2, for a day of panel and roundtable discussions on faith and health. The “Making the Journey to Better Health:  Engaging 50 Faith Leaders Mind, Body and Soul” symposium will be held at the Scarritt-Bennett Center in Nashville.

The symposium, organized by the TDH Office of Minority Health and Disparities Elimination, brings together key stakeholders from across Tennessee to discuss how to work together to improve the health and well-being of Tennesseans through faith-based organizations and communities.

Who:  John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH, Tennessee Commissioner of Health

Michele Gourley, MD, MPH, TDH Director of Faith-based and Community Initiatives

Rick Canada, MS, TDH Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity Program Director

Rosalind Kurita, RN, TDH Health Policy Advisor

Rep. Harold M. Love, Jr., District 58

 

What:   Making the Journey to Better Health:  Engaging 50 Faith Leaders Mind, Body and Soul

                  

When:  Thursday, May 2, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CDT

 

Where:   Scarritt-Bennett Center

1008 19th Ave. South

                 Nashville, Tennessee  37212

Media note:  Participation in this event is by invitation only; however, media are welcome to all sessions, and interviews will be available throughout the day.

MEDIA CONTACT:  Woody McMillin, 615.741.3446 or Woody.McMillin@tn.gov OR Shelley Walker, 615.253.5184 or Shelley.Walker@tn.gov

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