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Montgomery County Health Department earns Commitment Award from Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence

 

Montgomery County Government TennesseeNashville, TN – Montgomery County Health Department has earned the Commitment Award 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 role model performance through innovation, improvement, and visionary leadership.

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Clarksville Transit System unveils bus wrapped in anti-smoking messages

 

City of Clarksville, Montgomery County Health Department collaborate on Teen Anti-Tobacco Program

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Officials from the City of Clarksville, Clarksville Transit Service and the Montgomery County Health Department joined together at City Hall on Monday to unveil a CTS bus wrapped in several huge anti-smoking messages.

The “rolling billboard” offers slogans and graphics of athletes that are targeted at teen-agers, and make the case that tobacco use is a losing game.

Mayor Kim McMillan, CTS Director Arthur Bing Sr., MCHD Director Joey Smith and members of the MCHD Heath Education Team join in the unveiling of a CTS bus newly wrapped in anti-smoking messages. Funding for the effort comes from the Tennessee Health Department’s allocation of money from a tobacco lawsuit settlement.

Mayor Kim McMillan, CTS Director Arthur Bing Sr., MCHD Director Joey Smith and members of the MCHD Heath Education Team join in the unveiling of a CTS bus newly wrapped in anti-smoking messages. Funding for the effort comes from the Tennessee Health Department’s allocation of money from a tobacco lawsuit settlement.

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Montgomery County Health Department to hold Point-of-Dispensing exercise Tuesday

 

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – The Montgomery County Health Department, in conjunction with the Tennessee Department of Health, will conduct a full-scale Point of Dispensing (POD) Exercise on Tuesday, September 27th at Apostolic Faith Tabernacle Church, 1470 Golf Club Lane.

At this exercise, health officials will use Montgomery County employees and dependents that wish to receive this year’s flu vaccine for the exercise.

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Montgomery County Health Department Director Joey Smith receives Service Award

 

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – Montgomery County Health Department Director Joey Smith was recently honored as a member of the inaugural class of Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam’s Excellence in Service Awards.

This award recognizes outstanding state employees, in each of the 22 departments, who are progressive leaders for the State of Tennessee Government.

Montgomery County Health Department Director Joey Smith honored with Governor Haslam’s Excellence in Service Award. (L to R) Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, Joey Smith and First Lady Crissy Haslam.

Montgomery County Health Department Director Joey Smith honored with Governor Haslam’s Excellence in Service Award. (L to R) Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, Joey Smith and First Lady Crissy Haslam.

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Montgomery County Health Department CASPER Survey a Success

 

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – The Montgomery County Health Department conducted a Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response, also called a CASPER, in our area on Tuesday.

This was completed by teams going door-to-door in 39 previously identified areas and speaking directly with community members about information on the Zika virus and ways to eliminate mosquito breeding grounds.

Montgomery County Public Health Officials conducted a Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response on July 26th and 27th, 2016.

Montgomery County Public Health Officials conducted a Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response on July 26th and 27th, 2016.

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Montgomery County Health Department along with Local Public Health Officials to Conduct CASPER Survey

 

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health, in conjunction with officials from the Montgomery County Health Department, will conduct a Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response, also called a CASPER, in our area July 26th and 27th.

This CASPER is done by going door-to-door and speaking directly with community members about information on the Zika virus and ways to eliminate mosquito breeding grounds.

Montgomery County Public Health Officials to conduct a Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response July 26th and 27th.

Montgomery County Public Health Officials to conduct a Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response July 26th and 27th.

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Montgomery County issues Zika Virus Prevention Reminder

 

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett and Montgomery County Public Health Director Joey Smith, remind residents and business owners to continue to use the “Tip and Toss” method and “SWAT” actions to prevent mosquito breeding grounds.

“With the first confirmed cases of the Zika virus in an adjoining county, and mosquito season in full swing, it is prudent that we remind the public of ways to prevent mosquito breeding.” said Mayor Durrett.

Mosquito season in full swing. Everyone should take action to prevent mosquito breeding grounds.

Mosquito season in full swing. Everyone should take action to prevent mosquito breeding grounds.

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Montgomery County Health Department encourages Healthy Eating at Clarksville Downtown Market

 

Clarksville Downtown MarketClarksville, TN – On Saturday, June 18th, Clarksville Parks and Recreation held a Health and Fitness Day at the Clarksville Downtown Market. The Montgomery County Health Department had a booth and were giving out samples and the recipe for Citrusy Pico De Galio.

“A couple of times a year, Parks and Recreation invites us to come down to the Downtown Market and encourage healthy eating habits,” said Montgomery County Public Health Director Joey Smith.

The booth was so busy that they ran out of tortilla chips and had to go out for more.

Montgomery County Health Educator Megan Carroll was at the Clarksville Downtown Market this past Saturday handing out samples of freshly made Citrusy Pico De Galio.

Montgomery County Health Educator Megan Carroll was at the Clarksville Downtown Market this past Saturday handing out samples of freshly made Citrusy Pico De Galio.

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Montgomery County urges everyone to take action to prevent Mosquitoes

 

Montgomery County TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett and Montgomery County Public Health Director Joey Smith, this week urged residents and business owners to start “Tip and Toss” and “SWAT” actions to prevent mosquito breeding grounds.

“Mosquito season has started in Tennessee, presenting potential health problems for residents who could be bitten by disease-carrying mosquitoes,” said Mayor Durrett.  “To prevent mosquito breeding spots, we urge residents and business owners to do a cleanup near their homes and establishments, discarding or tipping over items than can unintentionally hold water that mosquitoes can use to lay eggs and multiply.  A mosquito can lay her eggs in something as small as a plastic soda bottle top, so tossing these types of items into the trash could help prevent you or someone else from suffering a mosquito bite.”

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Austin Peay State University alum Joey Smith joins 2016 Class of Pink Tie Guys

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Montgomery County Public Health Director Joey Smith (’99) was recently honored for his work in the fight against breast cancer by the Greater Nashville Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure with his induction into the 2016 Class of Pink Tie Guys.

Montgomery County Public Health Director Joey Smith

Montgomery County Public Health Director Joey Smith

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