Healthier Tennessee is a movement

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

Let's take simple steps together

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Move More

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

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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 eight 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

The State of Tennessee
HCA
Blue Cross of TN
International Paper
Eastman Chemical
First TN Bank
Amerigroup
Methodist
Scripps
Lifepoint
Cigna
Bridgestone
Vanderbilt
Mountain States
Regional One Health
Delta Dental
Clayton Associates
UTMC Foundation for Health and Wellness

Board of Directors

William F. Carpenter III

CEO, LifePoint Health

Reginald Coopwood, M.D.

CEO, Regional One Health

Steve Corbeil

CEO, HCA Tri-Star Hospitals

C. Wright Pinson, M.D.

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

Perry Stuckey

Senior VP, HR, Eastman Chemical Co.

Bryan Jordan

Chairman, President & CEO, First Horizon National Corporation

Andrea Willis, M.D.

CMO, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee

Agenia Clark

CEO, Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee

Jamie Woodson

CEO, State Collaborative on Reforming Education

Richard Johnson

CEO, Governor's Foundation for Health & Wellness

Larry Martin

Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Finance & Administration

Cynthia Gibson

Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, Scripps Networks Interactive

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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Scientific

Directs overall program and 
tool evaluation.

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Children & Youth

Focuses on program and tool evaluation with an emphasis on those directed at children and youth and at those who teach, develop, and support them.

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Workplace

Emphasizes program and tool evaluation as it relates to workplaces.

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