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
Exercising helps you reduce stress, maintain a healthy weight, and feel better.
Eating better increases your energy and helps you control your weight.
Cut out tobacco
Living a tobacco-free lifestyle reduces the risk of disease and saves you money.
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.
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
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.