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Jackson, Tennessee Health Fair Press Release
Healthy Tennessee Announces Free Health Fair in Jackson, Tennessee
Nashville, TN. Starting the New Year off right often includes a renewed commitment to a healthier lifestyle. Healthy Tennessee, a non-profit organization founded by Vanderbilt Trauma Surgeon Dr. Manny Sethi, begins its third year of providing free health fairs to Tennesseans by announcing a health fair in Jackson, Tennessee on Saturday, January 24th starting at 11am at the historic Oman Arena.
Dozens of physicians, nurses, and healthy lifestyle companies will be available to provide free screenings, educational conversations with doctors, free products and lots of encouragement to the citizens of Jackson. “Our primary goal is to connect health care providers with our fellow Tennesseans in order to help everyone live healthier lives. Many people make New Years resolutions to lose weight and get healthy — we are proud and excited to be part of that commitment in the great city of Jackson”, stated Dr. Manny.
Some of the free health screenings include blood pressure checks, BMI (body mass index), blood sugar screenings, eye exams for glaucoma, retina exams, hearing exams and diabetes risk assessments.
Jackson Mayor Jerry Gist, stated, “We’re thrilled to have Healthy Tennessee in town to provide free health screenings through their health fair. We’ve put a lot of effort into improving the health of our citizens and we’re glad to have Dr. Manny as a new partner in our city-wide effort.”
Area physicians and health care professionals are invited to participate free of charge by contacting Healthy Tennessee in order to provide space and information. Some of the health care providers that will be available are United Health Care, Amerigroup Real Solutions and Blue Cross Blue Shield. These providers will be available to discuss how to find the right health care plan for individuals and families.
“One of the many positive statements we hear over and over is how much our visitors enjoy speaking directly with doctors. Our events provide a relaxed environment so that attendees and physicians can sit down and thoroughly discuss their health needs,” said Dr. Manny.
For more information please contact Stacy Gardner at 615-898-1496 or visit http://www.myhealthytennessee.com
Healthy Jackson Week
WHEREAS, The city of Jackson and county of Madison have strived to strengthen the physical fitness, diet, health and wellness of said community and be a model for the entire state of Tennessee; and
WHEREAS, Physical inactivity, obesity and poor diet have become major preventable health issues throughout United States and Tennessee; and
WHEREAS, Recent statistics show that 11% of the adults in Tennessee have diabetes, 32% are obese and 33% of the adult population in Tennessee has high blood pressure requiring a need for preventive healthcare access; and
WHEREAS, Healthy Tennessee is a non-profit organization that provides health education and community training opportunities through health fairs to improve the lives of Tennesseans; and
WHEREAS, Dr. Manny Sethi and his wife Maya are the founders of Healthy Tennessee and are implementing a plan to help make Tennessee an even better place to live; and
WHEREAS, Dr. Manny personally travels to communities conducting health fairs in partnership with local communities like Jackson, Tennessee, and Madison County, in order to enhance awareness and promote a healthier Tennessee; and
WHEREAS, Nothing can be more important than improving the health of Tennesseans by working together one community at a time; and
WHEREAS, The city of Jackson and county of Madison are proud to partner with Healthy Tennessee to create a future of success for the next generation.
NOW, THEREFORE, WE, JERRY GIST, MAYOR OF JACKSON, TENNESSEE, AND JIMMY HARRIS, MAYOR OF MADISON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, DO HEREBY PROCLAIM THE WEEK OF JANUARY 19 – 24, 2015 AS
Healthy Jackson Week
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, WE HEREUNTO SET OUR HANDS AND CAUSE THE SEALS OF THE CITY OF JACKSON, TENNESSEE, AND MADISON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, TO BE AFFIXED THIS 15TH DAY OF JANUARY 2015.
JERRY GIST, MAYOR JIMMY HARRIS, MAYOR
CITY OF JACKSON, TENNESSEE MADISON COUNTY, TENNESSEE