• State Department of Health Celebrates Groundbreaking for New Health Facility in Maury County

    Wednesday, March 01, 2006 | 6:00pm

    Columbia, March 2, 2006

    Today, representatives of the Tennessee Department of Health joined Maury County officials and other state and local government officials in breaking ground for the new Maury County Health Department facility. The new Health Department location at Highway 412 at the Highway 43 exchange, in Columbia, is scheduled to be complete in early 2007. In May 2005, Governor Phil Bredesen proposed $1 million in Healthcare Safety Net funding for a new facility for the Maury County Health Department. The funding, which was approved by the Tennessee General Assembly, will assist in the addition of primary care services for local residents currently without health insurance.

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  • State Department of Health Celebrates Groundbreaking for New Health Facility in Maury County

    Wednesday, March 01, 2006 | 6:00pm

    Columbia, March 2, 2006

    Today, representatives of the Tennessee Department of Health joined Maury County officials and other state and local government officials in breaking ground for the new Maury County Health Department facility. The new Health Department location at Highway 412 at the Highway 43 exchange, in Columbia, is scheduled to be complete in early 2007. In May 2005, Governor Phil Bredesen proposed $1 million in Healthcare Safety Net funding for a new facility for the Maury County Health Department. The funding, which was approved by the Tennessee General Assembly, will assist in the addition of primary care services for local residents currently without health insurance.

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  • RIP Program Offers Help to Families

    Tuesday, February 28, 2006 | 6:00pm

    By: Staff Report
    Tennessee Tribune
    Originally posted 3/1/2006
    Reprinted with Permission

    African-Americans Benefit From RIP

    “I’m glad I’m here, I want everybody to know about [RIP]”; “It’s an excellent program”; “My son has improved so much.” While these parents were initially skeptical about the benefits of RIP for an African American family, they all agreed with another parent who said, “I was glad to know a program like [RIP] exists.” These are just a few of the positive comments African- American parents made during several focus groups about the Regional Intervention Program (RIP).

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  • RIP Program Offers Help to Families

    Tuesday, February 28, 2006 | 6:00pm

    By: Staff Report
    Tennessee Tribune
    Originally posted 3/1/2006
    Reprinted with Permission

    African-Americans Benefit From RIP

    “I’m glad I’m here, I want everybody to know about [RIP]”; “It’s an excellent program”; “My son has improved so much.” While these parents were initially skeptical about the benefits of RIP for an African American family, they all agreed with another parent who said, “I was glad to know a program like [RIP] exists.” These are just a few of the positive comments African- American parents made during several focus groups about the Regional Intervention Program (RIP).

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  • African-Americans Affected More Often by Diabetes

    Sunday, February 26, 2006 | 6:00pm

    Disease Affects African-Americans More than Twice as Much as Whites

    Nashville, February 27, 2006

    The number of people living with diabetes is increasing dramatically in Tennessee. While diabetes affects all races, African-Americans are disproportionately affected. Diabetes was the fourth leading cause of death for Tennessee’s black community in 2004 and the sixth leading cause of death overall in the state. Hospitalizations, as well as complications that result from diabetes such as heart disease, stroke, blindness, lower limb amputations and severe kidney disease are also more common in African-Americans.

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  • African-Americans Affected More Often by Diabetes

    Sunday, February 26, 2006 | 6:00pm

    Disease Affects African-Americans More than Twice as Much as Whites

    Nashville, February 27, 2006

    The number of people living with diabetes is increasing dramatically in Tennessee. While diabetes affects all races, African-Americans are disproportionately affected. Diabetes was the fourth leading cause of death for Tennessee’s black community in 2004 and the sixth leading cause of death overall in the state. Hospitalizations, as well as complications that result from diabetes such as heart disease, stroke, blindness, lower limb amputations and severe kidney disease are also more common in African-Americans.

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  • Tennessee Agricultural Education Advisor Receives National Award

    Thursday, February 23, 2006 | 6:00pm

    Nashville , TN- The National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE) recently honored Tennessee Agricultural Education Advisor Steven Gass with the Outstanding Service Citation Award in recognition of his contributions to his field. NAAE is the professional association for agricultural educators housed at the University of Kentucky in Lexington .

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  • Heart Disease Tops Leading Causes of Deaths for Tennessee’s African-Americans in 2004

    Thursday, February 23, 2006 | 6:00pm

    Heart Disease Also Number One For Hospital Discharges

    Nashville, February 24, 2006

    The top four causes of death for African-Americans in Tennessee in 2004 leads with heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes. The top causes of death do not differ much from the general population’s rankings of causes of death, except for diabetes, which ranks the sixth leading cause of death for all Tennesseans.

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  • Heart Disease Tops Leading Causes of Deaths for Tennessee’s African-Americans in 2004

    Thursday, February 23, 2006 | 6:00pm

    Heart Disease Also Number One For Hospital Discharges

    Nashville, February 24, 2006

    The top four causes of death for African-Americans in Tennessee in 2004 leads with heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes. The top causes of death do not differ much from the general population’s rankings of causes of death, except for diabetes, which ranks the sixth leading cause of death for all Tennesseans.

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  • Chattanooga Creek Soil Study Results Released

    Wednesday, February 22, 2006 | 6:00pm

    Department of Health to Hold Community Forum

    Nashville, February 23, 2006

    The Tennessee Department of Health will hold a public meeting with the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) to share the results of a soil study performed on a section of the Chattanooga Creek floodplain and discuss precautions to reduce potential exposure to hazards. The forum will be held Tuesday, February 28, 2006, at 6:30 p.m. EST, at the South Chattanooga Recreation Center located at 1151 West 40th Street in Chattanooga.

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  • Chattanooga Creek Soil Study Results Released

    Wednesday, February 22, 2006 | 6:00pm

    Department of Health to Hold Community Forum

    Nashville, February 23, 2006

    The Tennessee Department of Health will hold a public meeting with the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) to share the results of a soil study performed on a section of the Chattanooga Creek floodplain and discuss precautions to reduce potential exposure to hazards. The forum will be held Tuesday, February 28, 2006, at 6:30 p.m. EST, at the South Chattanooga Recreation Center located at 1151 West 40th Street in Chattanooga.

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  • PLOW Program Rewards Student Readers

    Monday, February 20, 2006 | 6:00pm

    Nashville , TN- The Tennessee Department of Education has launched a new program to promote enthusiasm for reading called Passing Literacy Onward (PLOW). PLOW reinforces avid reading by rewarding students who devote 30 hours or more to extracurricular reading and student chapters that host literacy events, such as book drives or book fairs.

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  • February Marks Children´s Dental Health Month

    Monday, February 20, 2006 | 6:00pm

    Tennessee Department of Health Ranks High in Dental Programs

    Nashville, February 21, 2006

    After all of the Valentine’s Day treats are gone, remember to care for your child’s oral health. February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, a celebration of children’s dental health sponsored by the American Dental Association.

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