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Governor & First Lady Co-Chair Children’s Cabinet

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and state first lady Crissy Haslam have found a new way to show commitment to changing policies and practices for young people: They’re co-chairing the Governor’s Children’s Cabinet.
Information Update
February 2, 2012

“By bringing together the Children's Cabinet, Crissy and I want to share policy, coordinate, collaborate and cooperate so the future for Tennessee kids is as bright as possible,” the governor said in announcing the move last week.  

The cabinet will include commissioners from the departments of Health, Education, Children's Services, Human Services, and Mental Health, as well as the director of TennCare, the state's Medicaid program. The Tennessee cabinet is part of the national Children’s Cabinet Network, which is managed by the Forum for Youth Investment.

See a news report about the governor’s decision here.