Tennessee Department of Health Archives
Jan. 29, 2020—For a few years, Tennessee has been ranked as one of the highest antibiotic prescribing states in the nation, and a recent study showing that fewer than 2% of clinicians were responsible for prescribing 25% of pediatric antibiotics is moving some to action.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Aug. 28, 2014—Breast-feeding is welcomed at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.
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.’
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.
Apr. 11, 2013—Due to an unprecedented national shortage of the tuberculosis (TB) skin testing solution Tubersol, Vanderbilt University Medical Center has temporarily paused routine skin testing of health care workers.
Apr. 11, 2013—John Isaac Stone Seabolt was born Feb. 26, less than two months after a new state law went into effect encouraging the screening of newborn babies for “silent” heart defects.