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Community Partners

Published On 10/05/2015

The Common Table Health Alliance

Common Table Health Alliance is a multi-stakeholder, nonprofit, regional health collaborative with the mission to achieve health equity through trust, collaboration and education. The vision of CTHA is to be the catalyst for community improvement in health and well-being. Founded in 2003, the organization’s REAL community goals are to reduce childhood and family obesity, eliminate health disparities, activate consumers, patients and caregivers, and lift health care quality.

The YMCA Memphis & MidSouth

At the Y, strengthening community is our cause. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.

Shelby County Health Department

All of us at the Memphis and Shelby County Health Department believe that we can make a difference as we strive to become the healthiest and safest community in Tennessee. Our mission is to promote, protect, and improve the health and environment of all Shelby County residents.

Unlike the personal health care system, which focuses on individuals, our focus is on the health of all people in this community. We place special emphasis on:

  • Environmental health (such as quality air and water)
  • Epidemiology
  • Health education
  • Maternal and child health
  • School health
  • And a variety of programs, such as the Healthy Start Initiative
  • Restaurant and Food Service Establishment Permit Fee Schedules – State and Local

The Division of Health Services serves both the City of Memphis and Shelby County government to promote public health practices that safeguard and improve the quality of life for approximately 900,000 residents of Shelby County.

Shelby County Health Department Health & Wellness Division—Health Promotion

About: The Health Promotion Program provides health education to inform and empower citizens to make healthy lifestyle decisions. Information covers the following topics:

  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
  • Cholesterol
  • Heart Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Physical Activity
  • Healthy Eating
  • Goal Setting

Let’s Change Coalition

The Health Department and its community partner, Healthy Memphis Common Table (HMCT), have convened the new Let’s CHANGE Initiative. Let’s CHANGE is an acronym for Let’s Commit to Healthy Activity and Nutrition Goals Every Day. This includes more than 50 organizations committed to moving aggressively to reverse the continued rise of obesity in the Mid-South.

Tennessee Coordinated School Health

Tennessee Coordinated School Health connects physical, emotional and social health with education through eight inter-related components. This coordinated approach improves students' health and their capacity to learn through the support of families, communities and schools working together. Coordinated School Health works with many partners to address school health priorities.

Memphis FitKids

Funded by the Tennessee Health Foundation and the FedEx Institute of Technology, The University of Memphis School of Public Health has worked with several community partners to develop an electronic tool to help parents understand their children’s risk of obesity, and provide recommendations for healthy living. FitKids is a web-based application to assess behavioral risk factors for obesity, provide lifestyle change recommendations, and link parents to community health resources.