• State Department of Health Launches Partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs

    Wednesday, January 18, 2006 | 6:00pm

     

    Program Addresses Epidemic of Childhood Obesity

    Memphis, January 19, 2006

    On Saturday January 21, the Tennessee Department of Health announces the kick-off a pilot program to combat childhood obesity in the state. Through a partnership with the Tennessee Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs, Inc., the Department is sponsoring “Commit To Be Fit”, a nutrition and healthy lifestyle program in Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis, Middle Tennessee (Metropolitan Nashville) and Tennessee Valley (Metropolitan Knoxville) with plans to perfect the model and make it available statewide. “Commit to be Fit” will teach youths how to make nutritious food choices and live a healthy lifestyle by participating in individual, team or non-traditional sports and other fitness activities.

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  • Riverdale Students Develop Wetland Habitat for Study

    Wednesday, January 18, 2006 | 6:00pm

    Nashville, TN- Education Commissioner Lana Seivers and Environment and Conservation Commissioner Jim Fyke announced today that Riverdale High School in Murfreesboro has been awarded a $5,000 grant to establish a wetland habitat on school property.  Project CENTS and the Tennessee Chapter of the American Water Resource Association are sponsoring this opportunity to develop a water habitat that will be used for instructional purposes by the school.“Outdoor classrooms provide an educational framework for students to create long term bonds between nature and scholarship,” said Commissioner Seivers. “The Project CENTS program has catalyzed efforts between the Department of Environment and Conservation and the Department of Education to build educational opportunities for students in Tennessee.”

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  • State Department of Health Launches Partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs

    Wednesday, January 18, 2006 | 6:00pm

    Program Addresses Epidemic of Childhood Obesity

    Memphis, January 19, 2006

    On Saturday January 21, the Tennessee Department of Health announces the kick-off a pilot program to combat childhood obesity in the state. Through a partnership with the Tennessee Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs, Inc., the Department is sponsoring “Commit To Be Fit”, a nutrition and healthy lifestyle program in Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis, Middle Tennessee (Metropolitan Nashville) and Tennessee Valley (Metropolitan Knoxville) with plans to perfect the model and make it available statewide. “Commit to be Fit” will teach youths how to make nutritious food choices and live a healthy lifestyle by participating in individual, team or non-traditional sports and other fitness activities.

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  • TennCare Amends BHO Contracts: 100 percent of Managed Care Network Now At Risk

    Thursday, January 12, 2006 | 6:00pm
    100 PERCENT OF MANAGED CARE NETWORK NOW AT RISK

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – TennCare Bureau Director, Dr. J.D. Hickey announced today that the TennCare Behavioral Health Organizations (BHOs) have accepted new risk-bearing contracts thus moving the Bureau’s entire medical and behavorial managed care network into financial risk agreements.

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  • Students Displaced By Katrina Must Be Counted to Receive Funds

    Tuesday, January 10, 2006 | 6:00pm

    Nashville, TN- Governor Phil Bredesen and Education Commissioner Lana Seivers announced today that Tennessee schools are eligible to receive compensation for the education of students displaced by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Throughout the fall, Governor Bredesen and the Department of Education have worked diligently to secure compensation for these displaced students. Both public and private schools may receive funds under the Hurricane Education Recovery Act, signed into law on December 30, 2005.The federal government will split $645 million between all states to distribute to local school districts and private schools for tuition reimbursement. The process for applying for these funds will operate on a very short time frame. Local education agencies have two weeks to notify the state Department of Education of student enrollment in Tennessee for the 2005-2006 school year.

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  • Tennessee Roadscapes Planning for Beautiful Highways

    Wednesday, January 04, 2006 | 6:00pm

    Public participation encouraged at Knoxville and Chattanooga meetingsNashville, Tenn.–The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) will welcome public input at two upcoming meetings to discuss a new roadway landscaping initiative, aimed at improving the aesthetic appeal of Tennessee roadways to benefit community pride, economic development and statewide tourism.

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  • January is Cervical Health Awareness Month

    Wednesday, January 04, 2006 | 6:00pm

    Tennessee Department of Health Encourages Education and Screening

    Nashville, January 5, 2006

    If you’ve made a New Year’s resolution to live healthier, this is an opportunity to make it count. As part of Cervical Health Awareness Month during January, the Tennessee Department of Health is reminding women to get screened for cervical cancer or asked a loved one to get screened.

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  • Potential Hepatitis A Exposure in Humphreys County

    Wednesday, January 04, 2006 | 6:00pm

    Employee at Carol’s Restaurant Tests Positive for Hepatitis A

    Waverly, January 5, 2006

    A food handler employed at Carol’s Restaurant, 456 West Main Street in Waverly, is confirmed to be infected with Hepatitis A. Customers who have eaten at Carol’s Restaurant on December 23, 24, 27 or 28 between the hours of 1 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. should visit their local health department or primary care physician as soon as possible to seek preventative treatment.

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  • January is Cervical Health Awareness Month

    Wednesday, January 04, 2006 | 6:00pm

    Tennessee Department of Health Encourages Education and Screening

    Nashville, January 5, 2006

    If you’ve made a New Year’s resolution to live healthier, this is an opportunity to make it count. As part of Cervical Health Awareness Month during January, the Tennessee Department of Health is reminding women to get screened for cervical cancer or asked a loved one to get screened.

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