Healthier Tennessee is a movement

of people from all walks of life all across this great state banding together to improve our health.

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Move More

To reduce stress, maintain a healthy weight, and feel better.

Plate, spoon and fork

Eat Smarter

To increase your energy and take control of your weight.

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Cut out Tobacco

To reduce the risk of disease and save money.

About Healthier Tennessee

The Governor’s Foundation for Health and Wellness is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) corporation dedicated to enabling and encouraging Tennesseans to lead healthier lives. Based in Nashville, the Foundation brings together a statewide coalition of employers, health insurers, hospital systems, local governments, school systems and healthcare-focused foundations and community organizations to effect positive, measurable change.

The Foundation’s Healthier Tennessee initiative strives to increase the number of Tennesseans who are physically active for at least 30 minutes five times a week, promote a healthy diet, and reduce the number of people who use tobacco. The Foundation is funded through a combination of public and private-sector sources and is guided by a board of directors. A staff of 10 professionals has been assembled to direct the Foundation and implement the Healthier Tennessee initiative.

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Financial support for
Healthier Tennessee comes from

Board of Directors

Agenia Clark

CEO, Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee

Richard Johnson

CEO, Governor's Foundation for Health & Wellness

Bryan Jordan

Chairman, President & CEO, First Horizon National Corporation

Larry Martin

Former Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Finance & Administration

C. Wright Pinson, M.D.

MBA, Deputy Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and CEO, Vanderbilt Health System

Heather Rohan

President, TriStar Division, Hospital Corporation of America

Rev. Kenneth S. Robinson, M.D.

President & CEO, United Way of the Mid-South

Perry Stuckey

Senior VP, HR, Eastman Chemical Co.

Advisory Councils

Leading experts from colleges and universities, healthcare, business and industry, and public service meet periodically with the Foundation's staff to review programs and provide guidance, advice, and direction.

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