Together We Are Making Tennessee

About the Movement
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  • About the Movement

    Learn more about the Healthier
    Tennessee initiative.

  • Start Small

    Use our tools to make small
    changes that add up.

  • Get Involved

    Join fellow
    Tennesseans in this journey.

  • About the Movement

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We are one of the least healthy states

and have been for the last 20 years

Because of this, we are now facing an epidemic of preventable chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and certain types of cancer.

(Based on Centers for Disease Control findings.)

Let's take these simple
steps together

  • Move

    Move More

    Exercising helps you reduce stress, maintain a healthy weight, and feel better.

  • Eat

    Eat smarter

    Eating better increases your energy and helps you control your weight.

  • Tobacco

    Cut out tobacco

    Living a tobacco-free lifestyle reduces the risk of disease and saves you money.

Show Me How

Small changes today can lead the
way to a healthier tomorrow

Getting healthier can seem like a daunting task, but one that we know we need to do.
We all face our own hurdles, like limited time, lack of energy, and not enough money.
We understand.

That's why we created Small Starts

Small Starts are ideas for simple healthy activities you can start today. They're easy, and they're free. Use them to develop better habits to move more, eat better and quit using tobacco. Select just one thing to start today and begin tracking your progress toward a healthier and more active lifestyle. Before you know it, these Small Starts will add up to big changes to your overall health.

Choose from our Small start tools

Streaks For Small Starts App

Streaks for Small Starts App

Discover the surprisingly healthy things you’re already doing, and then build on them! See how easy it is with progress tracking, reminders, and high-fives for motivation.

Available for iOS and Android.

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Small Starts @ Work - Recognition

60+ Small Starts

Browse our list of more than 60 Small Starts for individuals. They're filled with ideas to help you move more, eat better, and quit using tobacco. Pick one Small Start today to welcome big changes.

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Small Starts @ Work - Recognition

Small Starts @ work

Are you an employer looking for ways to make the workplace healthier? Champion the Small Starts @ Work initiative and lead your colleagues to a healthier lifestyle. Get free ideas to help employees eat healthier, move more and be tobacco-free. Plus, you can earn recognition as a Healthier Tennessee Workplace.

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Small Starts @ Work - Recognition

Small Starts @ Worship

If you’re the leader of a faith-based congregation, our Small Starts @ Worship program can help you guide your members to a healthier lifestyle. It’s got everything you need to get going, including a Quick Start Guide, helpful tips, and more — all to help them move more, eat healthier and say goodbye to tobacco.

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We believe that together we can make a difference

Join us in pledging to make this a healthier state.
We'll keep you updated on all the latest Healthier Tennessee opportunities.