Health Disparities

American Cancer Society, Meharry Team Up to Change the Narrative

Nov 22, 2021 at 03:11 pm by Staff

Addressing Outcomes, Workforce Disparities African Americans are more likely to die of cancer than any other ethnic group. Helping the medical community gain a better underst.... Read More

Covering Kids

Apr 11, 2019 at 04:44 pm by Staff

THC, TDH Weigh in on Increase in Uninsured Children A recent study by the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute Center for Children and Families found a startling tren.... Read More

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

Apr 11, 2019 at 03:49 pm by Staff

Public health is the bedrock on which the healthcare system we have today has been built. The purpose of public health is to protect and improve the health of people and their.... Read More

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

Apr 11, 2019 at 03:27 pm by Staff

Bottom Line: Poor oral health was associated with increased risk of pancreatic cancer in African-American women. Journal in Which the Study was Published: Cancer Epidemiology,.... Read More

A New Vision for Safety Net Care

Apr 11, 2019 at 01:15 pm by Staff

Indigent Care Stakeholders Look to Leave No One Behind Last month, the Indigent Care Stakeholder Work Team, formed by Meharry Medical College President and CEO James, E.K. Hi.... Read More

Tennessee Launches 'Safe at Home'

Apr 11, 2019 at 10:37 am by Staff

Address Confidentiality Program for Domestic Violence Victims At the end of February, Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett announced the introduction of the Tennessee Safe.... Read More

Care Coordination Improves Mental, Physical Health Outcomes

Apr 11, 2019 at 10:30 am by Staff

Results from Tennessee Health Link Last month, the Tennessee Association of Mental Health Organizations (TAMHO), which represents 20 community mental health Centers and other.... Read More

Clinic to Aid Uninsured Women with Substance Abuse Disorders

Apr 11, 2019 at 10:22 am by Staff

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 (.... Read More

Nashville MSA Fares Relatively Well in County Health Rankings

Apr 11, 2019 at 10:12 am by Staff

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 2.... Read More

April is National Minority Health Month

Apr 11, 2019 at 10:05 am by Staff

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office of Minority Health has announced the theme for 2019 is 'Active & Healthy.' OMH and minority health advocates thro.... Read More