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Resources by State: Tennessee

Technical Assistance Helps Community #SilencetheShameTN
Features behavioral and mental health programming offered by Henry County Medical Center and the community of Paris, Tennessee. Describes technical assistance and resources provided by the Delta Region Community Health Systems Development program to support this effort.
Author(s): Tami Lichtenberg
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 11/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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FY 2021: HRSA's Rural Health Grants – Tennessee Fact Sheet
HRSA Federal Office of Rural Health Policy investments in Tennessee in Fiscal Year 2021. Lists grant and cooperative agreement recipients, award amounts, award recipient locations, and congressional district.
Date: 11/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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The Tennessee Medicaid Medication Therapy Management Program: Early Stage Contextual Factors and Implementation Outcomes
Shares the results of a study examining a multi-faceted implementation strategy to support a medication therapy management (MTM) pilot program for TennCare, Tennessee's state Medicaid program, at both the organizational and individual levels. Describes contextual factors associated with the pilot program implementation based on the consolidated framework for implementation research (CFIR). Table 3 reports characteristics of organizations participating in the pilot program, including information on study participants located in a rural area.
Author(s): Kenneth C. Hohmeier, Chelsea Renfro, Kea Turner, et al.
Citation: BMC Health Services Research, 21, 1189
Date: 11/2021
Type: Document
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COVID-19 in Appalachia
Offers information, data, and resources for addressing COVID-19 in the Appalachian region. Includes county level COVID-19 confirmed case counts with economic status and its impact on key socioeconomic indicators. Provides additional information for Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) grantees.
Date: 11/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Appalachian Regional Commission
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DRA's Response to COVID-19
Provides information on DRA programs and initiatives related to COVID-19. Includes a map of COVID-19 cases in the region, as well as county-level planning reports.
Date: 11/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Delta Regional Authority
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Tennessee Department of Health - Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
Resources and information on Tennessee's response to COVID-19, including resources for healthcare providers and information on cases, testing, and vaccination in the state.
Date: 11/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Tennessee Department of Health
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Caregiver Feeding Practices as Predictors for Child Dietary Intake in Low-Income, Appalachian Communities
Results of a study of feeding practices of 178 caregivers of children ages 2-10 from low-income, rural communities in East Tennessee, conducted from November 2017 to June 2018. Features demographics and statistics on caregiver and child dietary intake.
Author(s): Mikaela B. McIver, Sarah Colby, Melissa Hansen-Petrik, Elizabeth T. Anderson Steeves
Citation: Nutrients, 13(8), 2773.
Date: 08/2021
Type: Document
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The Association of Broadband Internet Access and Telemedicine Utilization in Rural Western Tennessee: An Observational Study
Results of a study to determine whether broadband internet availability was associated with telemedicine adoption among a rural patient population in western Tennessee. Features statistics including race, sex, insurance type, broadband access, and location with breakdowns by nonrural, partially rural, or rural areas.
Author(s): Jacob K. Quinton, Michael K. Ong, Sitaram Vangala, et al.
Citation: BMC Health Services Research, 21, 765
Date: 08/2021
Type: Document
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Rural Hospital Closings in Southern States
Interactive map depicting 59 rural hospital closures from January 2012 - July 2021 in Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas. Uses data from the North Carolina Health Research Program.
Date: 07/2021
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Arkansas Center for Health Improvement
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Selected Rural Healthcare Facilities in Tennessee
Shows the state's Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), as well as Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) sites and short term/PPS hospitals located outside of urbanized areas.
Date: 07/2021
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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