Culture of Health Grand Rounds
Are you ready to address health inequities in YOUR community? This course is for you! Just like grand rounds of the old days, we use real people and real-life cases to discuss complex topics.
What You'll Learn
Throughout nine sessions, you'll discover the surprising challenge of smoke-free housing policies, what stops millions of Americans from spending their finals years at home, and why living on the wrong side of the street can determine whether you go to college or not. More importantly, you'll learn how to leverage your expertise in health to be part of the solution.
Would you vote to expand short term rentals in your city, or limit their access? Would you advise a patient to opt for home health or a skilled nursing facility? Should more trails and beaches be dog-friendly? In this course, you'll hear from residents of public housing, park rangers, and special education teachers who have real-world experience and perspective. Be prepared to engage in mock votes and voice your opinion on issues that matter!
In addition, you'll learn who makes the policies for a range of issues in the State of Tennessee, so the next time you want to bring up an issue, you'll know whether to take it to the City Council meeting or the County Commissioner's office.
The deadline to apply is February 15, 2023.
Participation is limited. Applicants will be notified of acceptance by February 28.
Questions? Email John.Vick@tn.gov
- Nine LIVE Virtual Sessions
- Tuesdays from 5:30 - 7:30 pm (CST) or 6:30 - 8:30 EST
March 21 - Parks and Recreation
March 28 - Planning Commission and Zoning Boards
April 4 - The Aging Population
April 11 - County Commissioner’s Office
April 18 - Mayor’s Office and City Council
April 25 - Homelessness
May 2 - Education and School Boards
May 9 - Public Housing Authority
May 16 - Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
May 23 - Lobbying and Advocacy
- You must commit to attend at least 7 of the 9 sessions.
- The course is free and sponsored by the Tennessee Department of Health!
Who Should Attend
- TN Department of Health staff and partners
- State and local government staff
- Health professionals (any discipline)
- Graduate students of health professions or public health
- Community leaders and planners
- Nonprofit leaders