Tennessee Department of Health

Tennessee Makes Major Changes to CON with Tennessee Health Services & Planning Act of 2021

Nov 22, 2021 at 09:20 am by Staff

Tennessee healthcare providers now have a very different certificate of need (CON) law to consider when they plan new facilities or expand services. Tennessee's legislature an.... Read More

New & Noteworthy in Women's Health

May 06, 2021 at 08:26 am by Staff

Ascension Doctors Perform Innovative 'Hot Chemotherapy' In April, Ascension Saint Thomas announced Jason Barnett, MD, and Michael Stany, MD, became the first gynecological onc.... Read More

COVID-19 Resources

Apr 10, 2020 at 04:58 pm by Staff

The novel coronavirus COVID-19 continues to be a fluid situation as healthcare professionals, government officials at all levels and individual citizens sift through ever-evol.... Read More

The Faces of Opioid Addiction

Sep 09, 2019 at 06:42 pm by Staff

TDH Launches Campaign to Raise Awareness, Create Change In mid-July, the Tennessee Department of Health launched a new awareness campaign that underscores the toll of the opi.... Read More

State on Lookout for Hep A, Vaping-Associated Respiratory Illness

Sep 06, 2019 at 03:30 pm by Staff

The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) is on the lookout for additional hepatitis A cases and also asking healthcare providers to be alert to serious respiratory illness tha.... 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

Physician Spotlight: State of Health

Mar 13, 2019 at 06:54 pm by Staff

Lisa Piercey Navigates New Role as Tennessee Health Commissioner In January, Lisa Piercey, MD, MBA, FAAP, FACHE, was selected as commissioner for the Tennessee Department of H.... Read More

Human Trafficking a Public Health Issue in Tennessee

Jan 21, 2019 at 11:25 am by Staff

January is National Slavery & Human Trafficking Prevention Month Human trafficking is a public health concern that affects individuals, families and communities here in N.... Read More

A Call for Change

Nov 15, 2018 at 02:51 pm by Staff

Tennessee's High Infant & Maternal Mortality Rates America's Health Rankings recently released sobering statistics on rising infant and maternal death rates, and state of.... Read More

News of Note in Addiction

Oct 05, 2018 at 03:50 pm by Staff

Rx Opioids Most Common Drugs Linked to Overdose Deaths in State Tennessee Department of Health data show 1,776 Tennesseans died from drug overdoses in 2017, the highest annual.... Read More