About the Organization
The Tennessee Department of Health is looking for Public Health Physicians to provide medical care to patients of all ages. The physician will serve as a medical education resource for the staff and community, may coordinate management of communicable disease outbreaks and emergency response activities, and participate in protocol and policy development.
To protect, promote and improve the health and prosperity of the people of Tennessee.
Public Health is the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life, and promoting health through an organized community process. Public health interventions focus on surveillance and control of communicable diseases, personal hygiene, health education, and access to medical and nursing services.
The greatest causes of premature death and preventable illness are closely related to the way we live, what we eat, whether we smoke, how much we exercise, and what we do to protect our own safety. The Department promotes healthy lifestyles by educating Tennesseans about risk factors and making them more aware of the importance of taking responsibility for their own health and the well-being of their families.
The Tennessee Department of Health works toward keeping people healthy by preventing problems that contribute to disease and injury is the overall emphasis of the Department of Health. This can mean immunizing a child against childhood diseases and illnesses. It can mean recruiting health care providers to practice in rural areas of Tennessee that are medically underserved, making sure that a pregnant woman receives prenatal care and proper nutrition intervention, so that her baby will be born healthy, assuring that restaurants meet standards of cleanliness, or performing tests to make sure that drinking water is safe. Primary care services are accessible in 65 counties and 70 primary care sites in rural and underserved areas across Tennessee through the Department of Health.