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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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Modern Healthcare & Critical Connections Present Social Determinants of Health Symposium
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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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The Biggest Threats to Public Health
The Biggest Threats to Public Health

Noted public health expert Dr. William Schaffner shares insights on three of his top public health threats.

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NACCHO Statement on Ongoing Measles Outbreaks

"This disease of the past is becoming a threat of the present," explains Lori Tremmel Freeman, CEO

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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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AMA Urges Tech Giants to Combat Vaccine Misinformation

As some technology companies have announced steps to combat the spread of vaccine misinformation, the American Medical Association (AMA) issued a letter to the CEOs of six of the country's leading social media and technology companies urging them to ensure their users have access to accurate, timely, scientifically-sound information on vaccines. T

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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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AHA Supportive of Bill Addressing Community Rights to Set Smoking Policy

Preemption Repeal a Breath of Fresh Air for Tennessee: The fate of local smoking ordinances impacting the secondhand smoke Tennesseans breathe may finally be given to communities at the local level.

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Liquid Nicotine for Electronic Cigarettes Toxic for Kids
Liquid Nicotine for Electronic Cigarettes Toxic for Kids

Last month, the Annals of Emergency Medicine reported on the toxic effects to a six-year-old child who accidentally swallowed liquid nicotine. The child ingested the product intended for her parents' electronic cigarettes and required immediate emergency medical treatment that included intubation and an overnight stay in a pediatric intensive care unit.

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