The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) is recognizing Child Health Month (CHM) throughout the month of October. This annual recognition is a time to celebrate and raise awareness around what Tennessee is doing to promote the health of our most important resource: Tennessee’s children.
The theme for CHM 2021 is Childhood Resilience: Nurturing Social, Emotional and Physical Health. Having the support of a stable, committed adult — whether it be a parent, caregiver, teacher, or community member— can help foster childhood resiliency and ensure a child feels that he or she has what it takes to overcome life’s challenges.
TDH in collaboration with state and local partners, is utilizing the whole-child approach to address childhood resiliency. The following focus areas are being highlighted during CHM to ensure children and families receive valuable information for overall health:
• Tobacco Use Prevention
• Promoting Healthy Eating Habits and Healthy Drinks
• Dance Across Tennessee – Statewide Virtual Dance Party
• Social and Emotional Health
• Children with Special Health Care Needs
Join TDH in celebrating Child Health Month! Visit tn.gov/CHM2021 to find activities and events in your area.
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