PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY CONCERNING FENTANYL AND FENTANYL-LACED SUBSTANCES

Tennessee Emerging Infections Program

Welcome to the Tennessee Emerging Infections Program Site!

A collaboration of the Tennessee Department of Health, the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Department of Preventive Medicine and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Here’s an introduction to the people and projects of the Tennessee EIP!

The Emerging Infections Program (EIP) is a population-based network including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state health departments, working with collaborators (academic centers, local health departments, infection control practitioners, and other federal agencies) to assess the public health impact of emerging infections and to evaluate methods for their prevention and control.

Currently, the EIP Network consists of 10 sites: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Maryland, Minnesota, New Mexico, New York, Oregon and Tennessee.

The Tennessee Emerging Infections Program (EIP) is a collaborative effort of the Communicable and Environmental Diseases and Emergency Preparedness section of the Tennessee Department of Health, the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Department of Preventive Medicine, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The following twenty counties in Tennessee are involved in the EIP:  Anderson, Blount, Cheatham, Davidson, Dickson, Grainer, Hamilton, Jefferson, Knox, Loudon, Madison, Roane, Robertson, Rutherford, Sevier, Shelby, Sumner, Union, Williamson and Wilson.  The Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network (FoodNet), one major program of the EIP, encompasses the entire state of Tennessee as of January 2003.

The core activity of the EIP is active surveillance of laboratory-confirmed cases of reportable pathogens. Laboratory directors and staff, physicians, nurses, infection control practitioners and medical records personnel are key participants in EIP. Components of the EIP in Tennessee investigate foodborne infections (FoodNet), invasive bacterial infections (ABCs), influenza activities, and healthcare associated infections. 

Contact Information


FoodNet

FoodNet Coordinator
Tennessee Department of Health
Tennessee Emerging Infections Program
Communicable and Environmental Diseases and Emergency Preparedness​
Andrew Johnson Tower, 4th Floor
710 James Robertson Pkwy
Nashville Tennessee 37243
Phone: 615-741-7247
Fax: 615-741-3857


Active Bacterial Core Surveillance (ABCs)

ABCs Coordinator
Tennessee Emerging Infections Program
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Preventive Medicine
Village at Vanderbilt
1500 21st Avenue South, Suite 2600
Nashville, TN 37212
Phone: 615-322-6838
Fax: 615-343-8722


Influenza Activities

Influenza Coordinator
Tennessee Department of Health
Tennessee Emerging Infections Program
Communicable and Environmental Diseases and Emergency Preparedness​
Andrew Johnson Tower, 3rd Floor
710 James Robertson Pkwy
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: 615-741-7247
Fax: 615-741-3857 

Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Preventive Medicine
Village at Vanderbilt
1500 21st Avenue South, Suite 2600
Nashville, TN 37212
Phone: 615-322-6838
Fax: 615-343-8722 


Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs)

HAIs Coordinator
Tennessee Department of Health
Tennessee Emerging Infections Program
Communicable and Environmental Diseases and Emergency Preparedness
Andrew Johnson Tower, 3rd Floor
710 James Robertson Pkwy
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: 615-741-7247
Fax: 615-741-3857