A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for Rutherford County and most of Middle Tennessee from Wednesday at noon until Thursday at noon. 3-6" of snow/sleet and up to a 1/10" of ice is possible.
The Tennessee Department of Health has scheduled nine meetings across the state to collect input from the general public about the State Health Plan. Each meeting will be in a workshop setting, allowing participants to provide comments and recommendations for setting health objectives for communities.
In Murfreesboro, the meeting will be on August 20th at PAtterson Park Community Center. The meeting will begin at 12:30 in the afternoon and should be over by 2:30.
The State Health Plan is required by state law, TCA Section 68-11-1625, and is a policy guide for protecting, promoting and improving the health of people in Tennessee. It is reviewed at a minimum annually to address emerging health concerns and to consider new resources and technologies. During each of the workshops participants will help define measurable objectives for their communities in five areas: Health Status, Access to Health Care and Optimal Health, Economics, Quality of Care and Health and Health Care Workforce.
The schedule of workshops includes:
Need more details?
Those with questions or wanting to confirm their attendance should contact Julia Bayles, assistant director of Health Planning, at 615-253-8483 or Julia.Bayles@tn.gov.
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 athttp://health.state.tn.us/.