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Tennessee Department of Health Unveils New Magazine

Tuesday, December 09, 2014 | 04:30am

Publication promotes healthy living opportunities in Tennessee

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Health has introduced a new, free magazine to help people across the state discover better health and happier lives. Thrive: Living Well in Tennessee is now available at public libraries, city and county health departments, state parks and other locations, and in a digital version for online viewing.

The reader-friendly magazine features news and information about recreational opportunities, healthy foods, fitness, illness prevention and other topics to help more Tennesseans enjoy better lives. Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH, said the publication is focused on helping people thrive in a state brimming with opportunities for physical activity, healthy food and more fun.

“We recognized some Tennesseans may not be aware of abundant opportunities across our state to help them on their paths to better health,” Dreyzehner said. “Local farmers producing healthier foods, great state and national parks, music and entertainment that stimulate the brain – all of these can make residents healthier. We hope the information and photography will inspire and entertain as readers become stronger, fitter and happier.”

The magazine was co-created with Journal Communications, Inc., a Franklin, Tenn.-based publisher that also produces Ag Insider magazine for the Tennessee Department of Agriculture. Both magazines are funded by advertisers who supply healthy products and reputable services in the state.

The digital version of Thrive is available on the Department of Health’s website http://health.state.tn.us/.

The mission of the Tennessee Department of Health is to protect, promote and improve the health and prosperity of people in Tennessee. TDH has facilities in all 95 counties and provides direct services for more than one in five Tennesseans annually as well as indirect services for everyone in the state, including emergency response to health threats, licensure of health professionals, regulation of health care facilities and inspection of food service establishments. Learn more about TDH services and programs at http://health.state.tn.us/.