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Tennessee Department of Health updates Coronavirus Management Case Policies, Seven Cases now Confirmed

March 10, 2020

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) has announced updated case management protocol regarding confirmed cases of COVID-19 in a continued effort to keep communities informed while also maintaining patient privacy.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

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Tennessee Department of Health confirms Two New Cases of Coronavirus

March 8, 2020

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) has confirmed two additional cases of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in Davidson County and Shelby County, bringing the state’s total number of confirmed cases to three.

“TDH is working closely with local health officials in Davidson and Shelby counties to support  the ongoing investigations of COVID-19 cases and we have full confidence in the ability of local jurisdictions to take swift action and mitigate risks,” said TDH Commissioner Lisa Piercey, MD, MBA, FAAP. “The overall risk to the public remains low as COVID-19 is not currently widespread in Tennessee or the United States.”

 Tennessee Department of Health reports Davidson County, Shelby County Announce First Cases of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

Tennessee Department of Health reports Davidson County, Shelby County Announce First Cases of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

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Tennessee Department of Health reports first case of Coronavirus in Tennessee

March 5, 2020

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) has received positive test results for a case of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Tennessee.

The TDH State Public Health Laboratory tested the individual, and has submitted results to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for confirmation. The patient is an adult male from Williamson County who had recently traveled out-of-state.

First case of Coronavirus detected in Tennessee.

First case of Coronavirus detected in Tennessee.

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Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Lisa Piercey Update on Coronavirus Preparedness

February 28, 2020

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey, MD, MBA, FAAP today provided an update on actions underway to ensure Tennessee is prepared for an outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

Tennessee does not have any cases of COVID-19 at this time, and the risk to the general population in Tennessee and the United States remains low. 

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Tennessee Together Student Survey Highlights Opportunity for Parents to Prevent Youth Substance Use

February 18, 2020

Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse ServicesNashville, TN – Parents have a valuable opportunity to influence their children’s use of substances if they approach the conversation in early middle school grades, but these conversations are only happening for about half of Tennessee youth.  That is one of the primary takeaways highlighted by the first-ever TN Together Student Survey.

This data shows that Tennessee youth appear to misuse alcohol and marijuana at lower rates than national averages. Rates of misuse of prescription pain relievers are comparable to the national average and tobacco use is about two percent higher than the national average. Comparing state-specific statistics over time, Tennessee youth reported misusing alcohol, tobacco, and pain relievers at lower rates in 2016–2017 than in 2011–2012.

This data shows that Tennessee youth appear to misuse alcohol and marijuana at lower rates than national averages. Rates of misuse of prescription pain relievers are comparable to the national average and tobacco use is about two percent higher than the national average. Comparing state-specific statistics over time, Tennessee youth reported misusing alcohol, tobacco, and pain relievers at lower rates in 2016–2017 than in 2011–2012.

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Tennessee Department of Health’s Tennessee Quit Week is February 3rd-7th, 2020

January 27, 2020

Tennessee Residents see 2020 Tobacco Free

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health joins partners across the state in celebrating the fifth annual Tennessee Quit Week February 3rd – 7th, 2020. This year’s theme is “Seeing 2020 Tobacco-Free,” and the goal is to inspire Tennesseans to live healthier lives by taking advantage of the state’s free resource, the Tennessee Tobacco QuitLine to quit using tobacco products.

Tennessee Quit Week is February 3rd-7th, 2020

Tennessee Quit Week is February 3rd-7th, 2020

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TDCI, TDH Urges Consumers to keep New Year’s Resolutions

January 18, 2020

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Losing weight, stopping smoking and spending more time with friends and loved ones are all popular New Year’s resolutions. Those resolutions aren’t just good for your health; they can be good for your finances, too.

Studies have shown that living a healthy lifestyle can also save you money on insurance costs and physicians’ bills.

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Tennessee Department of Health announces “Best For Babies” Award Recipients

January 17, 2020

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health and the Tennessee Hospital Association are recognizing 18 birthing hospitals with the BEST for Babies Award for their efforts to reduce infant deaths in Tennessee.

The BEST award stands for breastfeeding, early elective delivery reduction and safe sleep for Tennessee babies.

Birthing Hospitals Recognized for Efforts to Reduce Infant Mortality

Birthing Hospitals Recognized for Efforts to Reduce Infant Mortality

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Tennessee Department of Health joins “U=U” in effort to end HIV Epidemic in Tennessee

November 29, 2019

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – In Tennessee, approximately 18,000 people are living with HIV, and 760 of them were newly diagnosed in 2018. The Tennessee Department of Health is working to increase access to preventive medication and empower HIV-positive Tennesseans to seek and stay engaged in HIV care.

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Tennessee Department of Health reports Fewer Infant Deaths in 2018

November 5, 2019

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health is celebrating the lowest infant mortality rate in the state in three years. TDH data show there were 38 fewer infant deaths in the state in 2018 than in 2017.

Infant mortality is defined as the death of a child before his or her first birthday, and is a critical indicator of the overall health of the state.

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