This week — September 23-27 — is National HIT Week and this year’s theme is Supporting Healthy Communities.

Supporting Healthy Communities requires the same level of coordination, cooperation, and connectivity among healthcare individual stakeholders as it does data and information. Because of that, we at TN HIMSS have partnered with organizations across the state to do just that — support health communities.

Please join us for one or more of these great events and show your support for #NHITweek and healthier communities.


During U.S. Health IT Week, TN HIMSS is proud to support NashvilleHealth and the Metro Public Health Department (MPHD) for their work in Supporting Healthy Communities. On September 26, the findings of the recent Nashville Health + Well Being Survey will be released to the public. Nashville Health, a non-profit organization started by former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, partnered with the Metro Public Health Department to conduct a 12,000 household survey in Davidson County to better understand key influences on the determinants of our health: behavior, environment, preventative, and chronic health conditions. This is a first-of-a-kind survey that provides keen insights to Nashville business, government and health leaders on how to make the city a better place to live, work and play. The Survey Findings Announcement is only the beginning as moving forward the goal is leverage the data by using information and technology to determine how to track, compare and ultimately connect leaders to the correct resources to Support Healthy Communities. If you have interest in attending the announcement on September 26, please contact the TN HIMSS Advocacy Chair Caleb Graves via email at for more details. 


Join us for the St. Jude Walk/Run during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September, to raise money for the kids of St. Jude, where families never receive a bill for anything. Registration fees of $10 for walkers and $20 for 5k runners go directly towards supporting the wonderful mission and work of St. Jude. 

Are your running shoes recently retired? No problem. Sign up to volunteer for a wide variety of jobs and times September 25-28. 

Can’t find a babysitter? No problem there either. Kids under 6 years of age participate for free!

St. Jude Walk/Run Memphis

September 28, 2019

St. Jude Walk/Run Nashville

September 28, 2019