All across Tennessee, people are taking steps towards health.
Join the movement--together, we can get to a healthier state.
To reduce stress, maintain a healthy weight, and feel better.
To increase your energy and take control of your weight.
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Healthier TN Communities
We are a community-driven MOVEment focused on progressively improving the health of our county’s families, workplaces, places of worship, and community-at-large through events related to moving more, eating smarter, and cutting out tobacco.
Our Partnership with Healthier TN
Healthier TN Crossville was created in 2016, in partnership with the Governor’s Foundation for Health and Wellness, with the goal of improving the county’s overall health rankings and helping to create a healthier Tennessee. Healthier TN Crossville was designated as a Healthier TN Community in November 2017, and is currently working towards the Bronze level Healthier TN designation in 2019.
Governor Haslam Kicking off “What is Healthier TN Communities”
Crossville / Cumberland County has now earned recognition and is now an Healthier TN Community.
Fit 20 has started for 2020!
See all the walks and runs available for this year!
Gold, Silver, Bronze
2019 Healthier TN Community
Walk Across Tennessee
Are you joining our Walk Across Tennessee? Here is a mileage conversion chart to help you out!
Jingle Run 2020
Go ahead and put this in your calendar for this year! The Jingle Run will take place on December 19th 2020 at the Cumberland Mountain State Park! We look forward to seeing you there.
Fit 20 Schedule
Here is a list of all the races with locations and dates for 2020. Please join us!
Hike for Health 2020
All the information for all the hikes are on the flier. Please read then head outside!
Meet us at the Crossville Housing Authority for our Eat Healthy, Be Active Community Workshop. We would love to see you!
Be A Better Me Challenge
For more information on this challenge, please reach out to Crystal Blankenship!
Walk Across Tennessee
Join the Healthier TN community in the "A Better Me Challenge" for October. Please see to the left for more information!
Crossville / Cumberland County Designated a Healthier Tennessee Community, Cumberland County Schools Nutrition Supervisor wins State Award
Crossville, Tenn. – On February 21, Crossville/Cumberland County was designated a Healthier Tennessee Community by the Governor’s Foundation for Health and Wellness, an organization dedicated to enabling and encouraging Tennesseans to lead healthier lives.
Crossville / Cumberland County was named a ‘(BRONZE) Healthier Tennessee Community’ based on local engagement, promotional efforts, and measurable progress to address critical health challenges.
“We are grateful for the many citizen volunteers leading our Healthier Tennessee Communities,” said Governor’s Foundation CEO Richard Johnson. “Our success would not be possible without their extraordinary efforts and contributions.”
“The Crossville / Cumberland County Healthier TN Community continues to make meaningful, and measureable strides in the three core initiatives of the HT program, become more active, make healthier food choices, and to cut out ALL tobacco products including e-cigarettes. Also a the highlight of the evening was when Kathy Hamby, Cumberland County School Nutrition Supervisor was named the Wellness Champion of the Year for the State of Tennessee. We are very fortunate having Kathy on our HT Committee, the work that Kathy and her staff have made on the health of our school children is invaluable”, stated Billy Loggins of the Healthier Committee.
Healthier Tennessee Communitiesä is a signature Governor’s Foundation initiative that encourages cities, towns, counties, neighborhoods, and college campuses across Tennessee to implement sustainable, localized initiatives to improve nutrition, increase physical activity, and encourage tobacco cessation.
More than 200 elected officials, community leaders, and Healthier Tennessee Community committee members from across Tennessee attended the awards gala, which took place at Graystone Quarry in Franklin.
In addition to awarding 33 communities with a gold, silver, or bronze designation, the event also honored innovative initiatives and individual achievements. View the current list of designated Healthier Tennessee Communities and awardees recognized for their significant community health achievements.
The Foundation launched the Healthier Tennessee Communities initiative in March 2015 with nine pilot communities. Today, nearly 100 communities, neighborhoods, and college campuses are engaged with the program, and 33 have received the designation.
More information about the communities program, including a list of participating cities and counties and other Healthier Tennessee® initiatives, like the Small Starts® suite of interactive wellness tools, is available at healthierTN.com.
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Crossville/Cumberland Healthier TN Receives $2,500 Grant
CROSSVILLE, Tenn. (August 10, 2018) – A $2,500 grant has been awarded to Crossville/Cumberland County’s Healthier Tennessee Committee by The Governor’s Foundation for Health & Wellness.
“I am very proud of the hard work that the Crossville/Cumberland County committee has put in to encourage healthy behavior in the community,” said Healthier Tennessee Regional Director Colleen Wright.
The grant was in support of the Small Starts for Families Grant. To earn it, the Crossville/Cumberland team raised awareness at community events by signing up members for the Small Starts for Families e-newsletter and partnered with UT Extension Office in support of nutritional education. This is in support of the statewide initiative to move more, eat smarter, and cut out tobacco.
Healthier Tennessee Crossville/Cumberland County is offering a Healthier Tennessee Crossville Fit 15 community race series. Participants who run or walk in three 5K races will earn a Finisher’s Medal will presented at the Reindeer Run in December. There are four remaining 5k opportunities to earn the medal; Dash for Derek at the Community Complex on September 22; Panther Dash 5k on November 10 at Stone Memorial High School, the Gobble Wobble Fun Run at the Community Complex on November 22, and the Reindeer Run 5K at the TAD Center on December 8.Crossville is one of 48 communities to be designated as a Healthier Tennessee Community by the Governor’s Foundation for Health and Wellness. The Healthier Tennessee Communities initiative takes a grassroots approach to improving Tennesseans’ health by engaging citizens and local leaders in cities, towns, counties, neighborhoods and college campuses across the state.
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