Sargent earns Legislator of the Year award from Tennessee Men’s Health Network

Sargent earns Legislator of the Year award from Tennessee Men’s Health Network

The Tennessee Men’s Health Network’s Board of Directors recently named its 2016 Legislator of the Year as House District 61 Rep. Charles Sargent.

Sargent was officially recognized as TMHN’s Legislator of the Year in June during Men’s Health Month, a time in which health professionals heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among boys and men.

“TMHN is truly honored to recognize Representative Sargent as our 2016 Legislator of the Year,” TMHN Executive Director Mike Leventhal said. “For over a decade, Representative Sargent has been TMHN’s strongest advocate for the health of boys and men in Tennessee. He fully understands the importance of our unique programs and initiatives which are hosted throughout Tennessee. Our entire organization is proud to have been able to work with him, and we look forward to continuing our efforts to improve the health of Tennessee families.”

The Tennessee Men’s Health Network serves all men in Tennessee, with special attention to those men who have low income in urban, rural and other underserved areas of Tennessee.

“I’m pleased to accept this award and I’m grateful for TMHN, an organization that focuses on the health needs of men and their families,” Sargent said. “There are many worthy women’s health organizations, but only one agency that focuses primarily on male specific health concerns. TMHN’s programs prove that by providing primary prevention programs to boys and men, we reduce premature death and disability. Additionally, these programs cut down overall healthcare costs. I will continue to support TMHN initiatives that support improving the overall health of Tennesseans.”

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