Germantown Receives Silver Award from the Governor’s Foundation for Health and Wellness
Healthy Germantown is glad to announce that the City of Germantown is a recipient of the Healthier Tennessee 2019 Silver Award from the Governor’s Foundation for Health and Wellness.
The City was first designated as a pilot Healthier Tennessee Community by the Governor’s Foundation for Health and Wellness in 2015. This award was received in recognition of the City’s vision and sustained commitment to promote awareness and participation in physical activity, healthier eating habits and nicotine cessation. Highlights of the City’s tangible efforts offering health related amenities and services included the 29 parks, year round youth sports leagues, a farm park and farmers’ market with community garden and an expansive greenway for walking, running and biking. The City wellness council is comprised of a diverse group of engaged leaders from the healthcare, education and business sectors, faith-based organizations, city officials and citizens that meet throughout the year for strategic and event planning. In 2016, the City received full designation as a Healthier Tennessee Community. In 2017, the City received the Healthier TN Community of the Year award, and was most recently a finalist for the same award in 2018.
Germantown is one of only four communities statewide to receive the Silver Award this year. The City has a well-established multimedia presence with the Healthy Germantown brand, a monthly e-newsletter published on the City’s website and social media platforms, a program on GMTV and YouTube and active on-site participation throughout the City, including the upcoming GMSD Stampede and Germantown Area Chamber of Commerce annual Health & Wellness Expo, along with other events throughout the year. Efforts are ongoing and comprehensive, as evidenced by the most recent addition of a bike share program made possible by a public/private partnership between the City and Campbell Clinic. The strength of the Healthy Germantown brand is best evidenced by the growth in choices available to our citizens both indoors and outdoors, from both public and private athletic clubs/workout facilities to other specialized fitness options. Food choices for healthy eating include five grocery stores within the City's 20 square miles. The City is also fortunate to be the home to a broad array of outstanding healthcare providers featuring primary and specialty care as well as a full service hospital.