Incorporating input from the other work groups, this group will identify the top health problems in the region and their clinical and social causes and will inventory current and past efforts to address these problems. The group will also identify successful community governance structures used locally or nationally (such as accountable care communities) that leverage schools, businesses, civic and faith groups, health care providers and government to improve health and wellness.
Each work group will hold public meetings that will rotate throughout Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.
The steering committees will hold separate meetings to examine top health issues and also review presentations from health experts and community members.
Here is the upcoming meeting schedule (meetings are from 9:30 am – Noon):
9/28 9:30 a.m. Millennium Centre, Johnson City
10/26 9:30 a.m. SWVA Higher Education Center, Abingdon
11/16 9:30 a.m. Millennium Centre, Johnson City
- Dr. Randy Wykoff, dean of ETSU’s College of Public Health
- Lori Hamilton, RN, director of healthy initiatives for K-VA-T Food City