The Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department has named Konisha Williams as Public Health Program Director for Health Promotions.
In this role, Williams will lead health education and outreach initiatives in an effort to improve the health and wellness of Madison County residents.
“Konisha is passionate about helping others and will be dedicated to the goal of improving health and quality of life in our community,” said Kim Tedford, director of the Jackson-Madison County Health Department.
Williams is a native of Dyersburg, Tenn., and a graduate of Lane College. Her background is in mental health and social work. Most recently, Williams served as Program Manager for Jackson-Madison County’s Community Health Access and Navigation in Tennessee (CHANT) – an educational program designed to help families navigate health and social services.
“I’m excited to take on this new role of providing health education to the community,” Williams said. “Through our programs and services, we can empower individuals to make healthier choices and reduce the risks of disease and disabilities.”
Williams began her new role January 17, 2023.
The Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department provides education and resources relating to numerous health issues including, nutrition, diabetes, chronic disease, tobacco prevention, violence prevention, and healthy relationships. For a complete list of educational resources, contact the Health Promotions Staff at 731-423-3020.