Health Promotion

What is Health Promotion?

Health Promotion focuses not only on health education but disease prevention as well. We promote the empowerment of Shelby County residents by sharing information for improved healthy lifestyle choices. The information provided in this section includes cholesterol, diabetes, heart disease, healthy eating, and physical activity.


The Health Department also convenes an obesity prevention coalition called Let's CHANGE (PDF). Let's Commit to Healthy Activity and Nutrition Goals Every day was created in 2010. Membership includes a variety of organization and individuals who are dedicated to improving healthy eating and active living in Shelby County.

Healthy Parks Healthy Person (HPHP) TN, endorsed by TN State Parks and the TN Department of Health, is a program aimed at improving and sustaining your health by getting you outside.  By simply visiting the website, you can sign up and begin earning points just by getting active outside in any park.  Share your activities with your friends on social media and earn badges when you hit milestones in your activity.  To reward you for sticking with the program, you can use the points you earn towards rewards such as: free games of golf, free camping, free cabin stays, and free meals in your Tennessee State Parks. 

Go to today and sign up.  Then go outside into a park and be rewarded for taking steps to a healthier you!


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