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Nashville Collaborative

Vision: Healthy families and neighborhoods

The Nashville Collaborative is a community-academic partnership since 2008 between Nashville Metro Parks and Recreation and the Division of Academic General Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital. Our mission is to develop and test innovative, potentially sustainable, evidence-based, family-centered, community-based programs that measurably improve child and family health, prevent chronic disease and reduce health disparities.

Multidisciplinary partners


LauraBeth Burgess, R.D.
(615) 875-7298
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
Division of General Pediatrics 
2146 Belcourt Avenue, 2nd Floor
Nashville, TN 37232-2504

A Community Learning Lab

Dr. Shari Barkin and Community Advisory Board members of the Nashville Collaborative describe the collective impact of this partnership, highlighting the GROW study, one of the many projects of the Nashville Collaborative.

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