• March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

    Wednesday, March 08, 2006 | 6:00pm

    “LIving with Brain Injury” Focuses on Improving Lives

    Nashville, March 9, 2006

    Every 23 seconds, brain injury occurs in the United States. Approximately 5.3 million Americans currently have long-term or lifelong needs for help to perform daily activities as a result of a traumatic brain injury.

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  • March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

    Wednesday, March 08, 2006 | 6:00pm

    “LIving with Brain Injury” Focuses on Improving Lives

    Nashville, March 9, 2006

    Every 23 seconds, brain injury occurs in the United States. Approximately 5.3 million Americans currently have long-term or lifelong needs for help to perform daily activities as a result of a traumatic brain injury.

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  • Tennessee´s Children with Disabilities Narrow Achievement Gap

    Sunday, March 05, 2006 | 6:00pm

    Nashville, TN- Tennessee was recently recognized by U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings as one of five states leading the nation in closing the achievement gap for students with disabilities. The number of K-8 students with special needs meeting academic standards in reading/language arts jumped 27 percent, from 54 percent to 69 percent, in 2004-05. The number meeting math performance standards increased 22 percent.”I am proud to represent a state that has made raising the academic success of students who receive special education services a priority,” Education Commissioner Lana Seivers said.

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  • State Department of Health Celebrates Groundbreaking for New Health Facility in Maury County

    Wednesday, March 01, 2006 | 6:00pm

    Columbia, March 2, 2006

    Today, representatives of the Tennessee Department of Health joined Maury County officials and other state and local government officials in breaking ground for the new Maury County Health Department facility. The new Health Department location at Highway 412 at the Highway 43 exchange, in Columbia, is scheduled to be complete in early 2007. In May 2005, Governor Phil Bredesen proposed $1 million in Healthcare Safety Net funding for a new facility for the Maury County Health Department. The funding, which was approved by the Tennessee General Assembly, will assist in the addition of primary care services for local residents currently without health insurance.

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  • State Department of Health Celebrates Groundbreaking for New Health Facility in Maury County

    Wednesday, March 01, 2006 | 6:00pm

    Columbia, March 2, 2006

    Today, representatives of the Tennessee Department of Health joined Maury County officials and other state and local government officials in breaking ground for the new Maury County Health Department facility. The new Health Department location at Highway 412 at the Highway 43 exchange, in Columbia, is scheduled to be complete in early 2007. In May 2005, Governor Phil Bredesen proposed $1 million in Healthcare Safety Net funding for a new facility for the Maury County Health Department. The funding, which was approved by the Tennessee General Assembly, will assist in the addition of primary care services for local residents currently without health insurance.

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  • RIP Program Offers Help to Families

    Tuesday, February 28, 2006 | 6:00pm

    By: Staff Report
    Tennessee Tribune
    Originally posted 3/1/2006
    Reprinted with Permission

    African-Americans Benefit From RIP

    “I’m glad I’m here, I want everybody to know about [RIP]”; “It’s an excellent program”; “My son has improved so much.” While these parents were initially skeptical about the benefits of RIP for an African American family, they all agreed with another parent who said, “I was glad to know a program like [RIP] exists.” These are just a few of the positive comments African- American parents made during several focus groups about the Regional Intervention Program (RIP).

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  • RIP Program Offers Help to Families

    Tuesday, February 28, 2006 | 6:00pm

    By: Staff Report
    Tennessee Tribune
    Originally posted 3/1/2006
    Reprinted with Permission

    African-Americans Benefit From RIP

    “I’m glad I’m here, I want everybody to know about [RIP]”; “It’s an excellent program”; “My son has improved so much.” While these parents were initially skeptical about the benefits of RIP for an African American family, they all agreed with another parent who said, “I was glad to know a program like [RIP] exists.” These are just a few of the positive comments African- American parents made during several focus groups about the Regional Intervention Program (RIP).

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  • African-Americans Affected More Often by Diabetes

    Sunday, February 26, 2006 | 6:00pm

    Disease Affects African-Americans More than Twice as Much as Whites

    Nashville, February 27, 2006

    The number of people living with diabetes is increasing dramatically in Tennessee. While diabetes affects all races, African-Americans are disproportionately affected. Diabetes was the fourth leading cause of death for Tennessee’s black community in 2004 and the sixth leading cause of death overall in the state. Hospitalizations, as well as complications that result from diabetes such as heart disease, stroke, blindness, lower limb amputations and severe kidney disease are also more common in African-Americans.

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  • African-Americans Affected More Often by Diabetes

    Sunday, February 26, 2006 | 6:00pm

    Disease Affects African-Americans More than Twice as Much as Whites

    Nashville, February 27, 2006

    The number of people living with diabetes is increasing dramatically in Tennessee. While diabetes affects all races, African-Americans are disproportionately affected. Diabetes was the fourth leading cause of death for Tennessee’s black community in 2004 and the sixth leading cause of death overall in the state. Hospitalizations, as well as complications that result from diabetes such as heart disease, stroke, blindness, lower limb amputations and severe kidney disease are also more common in African-Americans.

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  • Tennessee Agricultural Education Advisor Receives National Award

    Thursday, February 23, 2006 | 6:00pm

    Nashville , TN- The National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE) recently honored Tennessee Agricultural Education Advisor Steven Gass with the Outstanding Service Citation Award in recognition of his contributions to his field. NAAE is the professional association for agricultural educators housed at the University of Kentucky in Lexington .

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  • Heart Disease Tops Leading Causes of Deaths for Tennessee’s African-Americans in 2004

    Thursday, February 23, 2006 | 6:00pm

    Heart Disease Also Number One For Hospital Discharges

    Nashville, February 24, 2006

    The top four causes of death for African-Americans in Tennessee in 2004 leads with heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes. The top causes of death do not differ much from the general population’s rankings of causes of death, except for diabetes, which ranks the sixth leading cause of death for all Tennesseans.

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  • Heart Disease Tops Leading Causes of Deaths for Tennessee’s African-Americans in 2004

    Thursday, February 23, 2006 | 6:00pm

    Heart Disease Also Number One For Hospital Discharges

    Nashville, February 24, 2006

    The top four causes of death for African-Americans in Tennessee in 2004 leads with heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes. The top causes of death do not differ much from the general population’s rankings of causes of death, except for diabetes, which ranks the sixth leading cause of death for all Tennesseans.

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