Community of Practice

The Community of Practice (CoP) supports local and regional TDH staff and community members who are involved in County Health Council work. With a focus on equity and community engagement, the Community of Practice provides a structured space to celebrate successes, share best practices, build skills, and foster connections that cultivate leadership among County Health Council participants and support staff.

The CoP meets virtually to spotlight Health Council work and network in breakout groups. If you would like to attend these meetings and receive news and updates specific to the CoP, please sign up for the our mailing list here.

For broader information relevant to Health Councils, such as funding and training opportunities, sign up for the Health Council monthly newsletter here. 

Check back for an announcement about our CoP Summits this spring in West, Middle, and East Tennessee! 

For more information, please email Atlee Tyree, Community Engagement Strategist, at

Community of Practice Kickoffs

In April 2023, the Office of Strategic Initiatives hosted three kickoff events for the Community of Practice across the state of Tennessee. TDH support staff and County Health Council community members joined to connect with others from counties in their region, prepare to apply for grants, and learn more about community engagement.

East TN Region

Panelists involved in County Health Councils talk through their experiences with County Health Assessments, building partnerships, and more
Partners from external organizations join OSI Assistant Director, Jen Trail, to discuss how County Health Councils can get involved with their work

Middle TN Region

Participants from across Middle Tennessee gather to learn more about community engagement
Sarah Bounse, OSI's Director of Local Capacity Building, guides conversations about the importance of community engagement in County Health Council work

West TN Region

Lindsay Randall, OSI's Director of Community of Development, leads a workshop on Getting Grant Ready
County Health Council members from the community join TDH support staff at the CoP kickoff