Skip to main content

Tennessee Department of Health Archives

Safe Stars initiative launches

May. 23, 2018—The Tennessee Department of Health and the Program for Injury Prevention in Youth Sports (PIPYS) at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt joined professional and collegiate sports officials and other community partners at Bridgestone Arena recently to kick off the Safe Stars initiative.

Read more


New report shows prevalence of autism rising in U.S.

Apr. 26, 2018—The prevalence of U.S. children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is now 1 in 59, according to new estimates released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a significant increase from the 1 in 68 estimate in 2016.

Read more


CRP: Presentation on state health initiatives Aug. 4

Jul. 27, 2017—Community Research Partners presents "Using Primary Prevention through Cross-Sector Collaboration to Drive Population Health" from 8:30 to 10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 4.

Read more


Tennessee first state to set up safety ratings for youth sports leagues

Jun. 22, 2017—A new rating system called Safe Stars will soon allow parents to check and see if youth sports leagues in Tennessee follow state-recommended safety protocols.

Read more


Heart disease incidence down for men in Tennessee

Jun. 14, 2017—There's good and bad news in the new Tennessee Men's Health Report Card.

Read more


Hepatitis C infections among pregnant women increasing

May. 11, 2017—Hepatitis C infections among pregnant women nearly doubled from 2009-2014, likely a consequence of the country’s increasing opioid epidemic that is disproportionately affecting rural areas of states including Tennessee and West Virginia.

Read more


VUMC, Meharry and State Health Department receive NIH grant to establish AIDS research center

Jun. 25, 2015—Vanderbilt University has received a five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to establish the Tennessee Center for AIDS Research with Meharry Medical College and the Tennessee Department of Health.

Read more


Initiative seeks to break down breast-feeding barriers

Aug. 28, 2014—Breast-feeding is welcomed at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Read more


Meeting explores CERC’s Give-Get Grid

Feb. 20, 2014—At a recent Community Research Partners meeting hosted by the Meharry-Vanderbilt Community Engaged Research Core (CERC), Bruce Behringer MPH, deputy commissioner for Continuous Improvement and Training for the Tennessee Department of Health, spoke on the value of the ‘Give-Get Grid.’

Read more


Pregnant women less likely to gain excessive weight when prenatal care is communal

Jan. 20, 2014—Women with access to group prenatal care may have the edge on maintaining a healthy weight during pregnancy, compared to those who receive traditional prenatal care, according to the results of an innovative new Vanderbilt study.

Read more


Group prenatal care led to improved birth outcomes

Sep. 19, 2013—Women with access to group prenatal care had improved birth outcomes, including longer gestational periods and higher birth weight, in a study conducted by researchers at Vanderbilt’s Peabody Research Institute.

Read more


2013 Tennessee Women’s Health Report Card shows movement in the right direction

May. 14, 2013—The Tennessee Women’s Health Report Card, released May 14, indicates women’s health is moving in the right direction, but there’s much more work to be done.

Read more


Page 1 of 212

Upcoming Events

MORE EVENTS »