Clarksville, TN – Montgomery County Public Health Director Joey Smith (’99) was recently honored as one of the leaders in his field in the United States, and Austin Peay State University is proud to welcome Smith to campus as he discusses his successes and what he sees in the future of public health.
Smith’s discussion will take place from 11:30am–12:30pm on April 8th in University Center room 305, located on the campus of the University.
Montgomery County Health Department receives Level 1 Recognition from Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence
Montgomery County – The Montgomery County Health Department has earned Level 1 Recognition in the annual Excellence in Tennessee recognition program administered by the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence (TNCPE).
TNCPE is Tennessee’s only statewide quality program and is patterned on the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, the national standard for recognizing performance excellence through innovation, improvement, and visionary leadership. «Read the rest of this article»
Montgomery County Health Department and Montgomery County Emergency Medical Services to hold Full Scale Training Infectious Disease Exercise Tomorrow
Montgomery County, TN – The Montgomery County Health Department and Montgomery County Emergency Medical Services (MCEMS) are partnering with numerous local agencies to hold a full scale infectious disease training exercise on Wednesday, October 29th.
This exercise will simulate a patient presenting at the Health Department and will go through the procedures and processes used to handle the medical needs of that patient, while maintaining a safe environment for the health care workers. «Read the rest of this article»
Montgomery County, TN – Last week, two Montgomery County public health employees, Joey Smith and Charlene Haynes, were recognized at the Tennessee Public Health Association’s 71st annual conference in Franklin, TN.
Charlene Haynes was awarded the R. H. Hutcheson, Sr., MD Award. This award is presented to a person in the field of public health who has made outstanding contributions to public health throughout their career, over a period of several years. This is considered the association’s highest award. Charlene served the Montgomery County Health Department for several years before accepting her current position as Regional Nursing Supervisor for the Tennessee Department of Health.
Montgomery County, TN – Montgomery County Animal Control and Adoption Service was called to a home on Tuesday, where a person was bitten by a potentially rabid bat inside of their house.
The bat was caught by an Animal Control officer and taken to a local veterinarian. The bat was humanely euthanized and submitted to the state public health laboratory where it tested positive for rabies. «Read the rest of this article»
Austin Peay State University School of Nursing receives $35,000 grant with Montgomery County Health Department for Breast Health
Clarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University School of Nursing and the Montgomery County Health Department will continue to support the fight against breast cancer, thanks to a recent $35,985 grant from the Greater Nashville Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
For the second year in a row, the Nashville Komen affiliate has awarded the grant to the two organizations to provide breast health education and services to underserved populations in this community.
Austin Peay State University School of Nursing receives $60,000 grant with Montgomery County Health Department for Breast Health
Clarksville, TN – Thanks to a $60,000 grant from the Susan G. Komen for the Cure-Greater Nashville Affiliate, the Austin Peay State University School of Nursing will partner with the Montgomery County Health Department to begin a breast health program.
The effort will launch June 12th with a forum that will serve as a call to action for men and women to know the latest about breast cancer, specifically how to minimize their chances of developing the cancer and how to detect signs early.
Montgomery County, TN – The Montgomery County Health Department became a Clarksville-Montgomery County Green Certified organization last week.
The Health Department is looking out for the health of our community as well as the health of our community’s environment. On Tuesday, May 28th the Health Department celebrated their CMC Green Certification with a green ribbon cutting ceremony.
Montgomery County, TN – A seventh group of participants completed the Clarksville-Montgomery County Green Certification Program (CMCGCP) workshops this month.
The group began the process in October 2012 with plans to complete their certifications by April 2013.
Military Families make up more than One-Third of County’s WIC Clients
Clarksville, TN – Yesterday outgoing Montgomery County Health Director Andre Fresco; incoming Director Joey Smith; Montgomery County Mayor Carolyn Bowers; Tennessee Department of Health Chief Medical Officer David Reagan; and Lorine Bizzell, MS, RD from the United States Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service; joined together to celebrate the grand opening of the new Women, Infants and Children clinic at the Montgomery County Health Department facility in Clarksville.
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