Virtual town hall aims to reach Metro residents with limited COVID resources – Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee

Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee 2021-07-20 10:22:30 –

Nashville, TN (WTVF) — A community group will meet on Tuesday to promote vaccine education in Nashville. There are specific areas that are the subject of this effort.

The Virtual Town Hall is hosted by the Nashville Promise Zone (NPZ) Infrastructure Workgroup. According to the website, NPZ is a federal designated area of ​​46 square miles and includes neighboring areas just south, east and north of Nashville’s central business district.

City Hall focuses on the people who live in these areas and is part of a series working to educate residents with limited COVID-19 resources. According to the group event page..

The Metro Development and Housing Agency is partnering for this event, along with the health of the neighborhood. It’s happening today from noon to 12:30 pm and includes two clinicians who can answer questions about the vaccine.

Register for the event here

In addition, a comparison of the Davidson County COVID-19 dashboard map with the NPZ area map found that at least seven zip codes were at least partially classified in this area.

Davidson County COVID-19 Dashboard

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Nashville Promise Zone (NPZ)

Partially looking at the numbers of some zip codes in this zone, those zip codes have thousands of cases and hundreds of deaths. According to data from the Davidson County COVID-19 dashboard – This shows that the NPZ region, like the rest of Nashville, was hit hard by the pandemic.

Education continues to be promoted here in Nashville, but Tennessee has postponed the 2021 Immunization Summit. This is the latest in a series of controversial decisions from the State Department of Health surrounding the spread of vaccines in volunteer states.

read more: Tennessee postpones vaccine summit

Details of NPZ

According to its website, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) gave Nashville a Promise Zone designation in 2016. This designation provides 10 years of support, including priority access to federal investment in six subzones that facilitate the strategic planning of the community. Federal to help local leaders navigate federal resources. Liaison and several full-time American Corps VISTA members to enhance the capabilities of the Promise Zone initiative. “

The purpose of the NPZ is to “promote intensive partnerships between Nashville organizations that serve poor areas, improve the collective impact of services and work to revitalize them in a collaborative manner.”

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