Healthy Sumner Blogs

To promote the health of Sumner County residents by identifying priorities, establishing goals, and determining courses of action to improve the health status of the community by participating in the ‘Community Diagnosis’ Process.

Someone Should Build a Sidewalk Over There!

We’ve all seen it: a busy road with lots of stores but no sidewalks. Or there’s a bus stop, but it’s situated in a ditch with no bench or sidewalk. We easily notice a deficit of what would be appropriate infrastructure – and the benefits that would come from investment in that infrastructure – but who exactly is in charge of building the sidewalks? And how might we convince those decision-makers that the presence of sidewalks or bike lanes or greenways in our communities is a good idea?

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Welcome To Healthy Sumner

The Sumner County Health Council was developed after a meeting between Tennessee Department of Health Community Development Staff and local county officials. The County Health Department Director along with the Regional Community Development Staff collaborated in January of 1997 to develop a list of potential council members.

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