Nashville Health Disparities Coalition
The Nashville Health Disparities Coalition Welcomes You
"Bringing People, Organizations, and Communities Together to Accomplish Extraordinary Goals"
For more than 25 years, the Nashville Health Disparities Coalition, also known as the "NHDC," has worked tirelessly to empower community members in priority population groups to seek better health, help change local healthcare practices, and mobilize communities to implement evidence-based public health programs to reduce health disparities across a broad range of conditions.
The philosopy that guides the NHDC is "Bringing People, Organizations, and Communities Together to Accomplish Extraordinary Goals."
The NHDC Team
NHDC Partner Organizations
A multitude of organizations are heavily involved in the operation of the Nashville Health Disparities Coalition, including Meharry Medical College, Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center, the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance, and REACH 2020 Nashville.
Dr. Cynthia D. Jackson
As the Chair of the Nashville Health Disparities Coalition, Dr. Jackson hopes to branch our community together and make a difference for the health and welfare of those that we service.
Dr. Jackson currently serves as the Behavioral Program Director at Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center. She holds a Doctorate of Philosophy from Tennessee State University.
As the Co-Chair of the Nashville Health Disparities Coalition, Mr. McCullough hopes to identify the health needs and various housing situations of our communities and to bridge a myriad of health disparities.
Mr. McCullough currently serves as The Meharry Wellness Center Community Navigator at Meharry Medical College. Additionally, he serves on Metro Council's Ad Hoc Committee for Affordable Housing in Nashville and is representative for Nashville Organized for Action & Hope (NOAH) for First Baptist Church of East Nashville. He is, also, responsible for P/R in their Community Outreach.
Katina Beard, MSPH
Former NHDC Chair
For more than 25 years, Mrs. Beard served as the Chair of the Nashville Health Disparities Coalition. Throughout the duration of her service, Mrs. Beard worked tirelessly to improve the health and wellness of the North Nashville community. Under her leadership, the Nashville Health Disparities Coalition formed various alliances with entities throughout Nashville.
Mrs. Beard currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center. She holds a Master of Science in Public Health from Tennessee State University.
As the Secretary for the Nashville Health Disparities Coalition, Ms. Robinson hopes to help create opportunities for the Nashville community to gain information on better healthcare practices that are available to them. Ms. Robinson has a bachelor's degree in Psychology with a minor in Neuroscience from the University of Kentucky. She currently serves as the Behavioral Health Care Coordinator at Mathew Walker Comprehensive Health Center.
The Nashville Health Disparities Coalition meets on every 3rd Friday of each month. Meetings are held at Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center, located at 1035 14th Avenue North, Nashville, TN, 37208.
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