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April is National Minority Health Month
April is National Minority Health Month

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office of Minority Health has announced the theme for 2019 is 'Active & Healthy.'

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Nashville MSA Fares Relatively Well in County Health Rankings
Nashville MSA Fares Relatively Well in County Health Rankings

On March 19, the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute released the annual County Health Rankings for 2019.

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Clinic to Aid Uninsured Women with Substance Abuse Disorders
Clinic to Aid Uninsured Women with Substance Abuse Disorders

Vanderbilt's Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN) was recently awarded a $200,000 grant by the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS) to provide increased access to medication-assisted treatment for uninsured women with substance use disorders.

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Care Coordination Improves Mental, Physical Health Outcomes
Care Coordination Improves Mental, Physical Health Outcomes

Last month, the Tennessee Association of Mental Health Organizations (TAMHO), which represents 20 community mental health Centers and other non-profit behavioral health care providers, announced results from the first year of the Tennessee Health Link program.

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Tennessee Launches 'Safe at Home'
Tennessee Launches 'Safe at Home'

At the end of February, Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett announced the introduction of the Tennessee Safe at Home Address Confidentiality Program.

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A New Vision for Safety Net Care
A New Vision for Safety Net Care

After 14 months of study, the Indigent Care Stakeholder Work Team has released their vision for safety net care in Nashville.

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Gum Disease and Tooth Loss Associated With Higher Risk of Pancreatic Cancer in African-American Women

Poor oral health was associated with increased risk of pancreatic cancer in African-American women.

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Public Health Happens in the Community ... Not Just the Clinic
Public Health Happens in the Community ... Not Just the Clinic

Public health continues to lead the way to eliminate health disparities and create a system that focuses not just on the absence of illness but the promotion of wellbeing.

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Covering Kids
Covering Kids

A new study finds higher rates of uninsured children in Tennessee and other non-expansion states.

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Physician Spotlight: Tackling Health Equity
Physician Spotlight: Tackling Health Equity

Dr. Consuelo Wilkins spends each day working to level the playing field and ensuring equal access to healthcare for Tennesseans

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Morgan Mcdonald Named Deputy Commissioner For Population Health
Morgan Mcdonald Named Deputy Commissioner For Population Health

Morgan McDonald, MD, FACP, FAAP, has been appointed deputy commissioner for population health for the Tennessee Department of Health. McDonald had been serving as interim deputy commissioner in this position since October 2018.

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VUMC Joins Effort to Stop Spread of Two Deadly Viruses
VUMC Joins Effort to Stop Spread of Two Deadly Viruses

Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) are participating in a national effort to develop vaccines and other treatments as countermeasures to prevent the spread of two emerging and deadly viruses -- Nipah and Hendra.

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UnitedHealthcare and the AMA Collaborate to Understand and Address Social Barriers Preventing People's Access to Better Health

UnitedHealthcare, a UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) company, and the American Medical Association (AMA) announced a new collaboration that will better identify and addressehr (SDOH) to improve access to care and patient outcomes.

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Building Bridges
Building Bridges

Monique Anthony is on a mission to improve health outcomes and eliminate disparities for countless Tennesseans.

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The Crossroads of People & Medicine
The Crossroads of People & Medicine

Metzl brings unique perspective to study of humanities and medicine

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PSCAN: Nashville General's Prostate Screening Initiative Targets At-Risk Population
PSCAN: Nashville General's Prostate Screening Initiative Targets At-Risk Population

African-American men are at higher risk of developing and dying from prostate cancer. A new initiative from Nashville General combines screening and education in an effort to improve outcomes.

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