Health Care Summit Coming to Jackson
Healthy Tennessee is hosting a Community Health Summit at the J. Walter Barnes Auditorium and Conference Center at 620 Skyline Drive in Jackson, Tennessee, 38301. The summit will take place on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Healthy Tennessee is a non-profit organization founded by Dr. Manny Sethi, a Vanderbilt orthopedic trauma surgeon, that provides health education and community training opportunities to improve the lives of Tennesseans with free health screenings, health care symposiums, health care prevention tips, and information on nutrition. Over the past 8 years, Healthy Tennessee has worked with major Fortune 500 companies, universities, and community leaders to achieve its goals of making Tennessee a healthier place to live, work, and raise a family.
“We’re looking forward to coming back to Jackson to focus on community health in West Tennessee. We had one of our most highly attended health fairs in 2014 at the Oman Arena and believe this summit will provide beneficial information and develop new relationships between community leaders and health care professionals,” stated Dr. Manny Sethi.
The summit will be an opportunity for healthcare professionals, faith-based community leaders, nonprofit organizations, employers, and legislators to discuss important health-related issues facing the state of Tennessee. These issues include the opioid crisis, chronic disease (such as obesity, hypertension, and diabetes), and the impact of built environment on health.
Dr. Manny also said, “The primary goal of our community health summits is to connect community health leaders so that they can partner with fellow Tennesseans to help everyone live healthier lives. This is a great way to end the year and we are proud to be part of that commitment in the great city of Jackson.”
Health care focused organizations and individuals are encouraged to attend. Attendance is free, but limited, and must be reserved by contacting Healthy Tennessee at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 615-208-4417.