Mayor Bailey declares October 3 – 9 ‘Child Health Week’
Nashville, Tenn.–Centerstone, the nation’s largest not-for-profit provider of community-based mental health and addiction services, has partnered with Maury County Mayor James L. Bailey, Jr. to declare October 3-9 Child Health Week. On October 3, Mayor Bailey met with Centerstone representatives and several other community partners to sign a proclamation dedicating a week to the health and well being of children in Maury County.
The proclamation, which indicates that “healthier lifestyles of Tennessee children today will fortify the welfare and progress of the state in the future,” notes that more than 40 percent of Tennessee’s youth are considered overweight or obese according to a 2007 study conducted by Coordinated School Health.
The Mayor’s effort to promote healthier habits among Tennesseans of all ages is supported by area organizations like Centerstone, which provides a wide array of children’s behavioral health services in Middle Tennessee counties.
The proclamation also endorses national Child Health Day, which is in its 81st observance this year. In Mayor Bailey’s document, he urges all Tennessee citizens, agencies and organizations to join him in this observance to “secure a healthier future for all of Tennessee’s children.”
Centerstone, a not-for-profit organization, has provided a wide range of mental health and addiction services to people of all ages for more than 50 years. Through more than 50 facilities and 160 partnership locations across Middle Tennessee, Centerstone serves nearly 50,000 children, adolescents, adults and seniors each year. Centerstone is accredited by CARF International. For more information about Centerstone, please call 888-291-4357.