• April is Minority Health Month

    Wednesday, April 12, 2006 | 7:00pm

    Populations of Color Health Status Report to be Released at End of Month

    Nashville, April 13, 2006

    Through a proclamation signed by Governor Phil Bredesen, Tennessee is joining the entire nation this month in celebrating April as Minority Health Month in Tennessee. Minority Health Month, created in April 2001 by the National Minority Health Month Foundation in partnership with the federal Office of Minority Health, is intended to raise awareness about health issues that affect minority populations and encourage organizations, community groups and individuals to get involved in activities to promote better health and eliminate health disparities.

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  • Department Of Health Launches Infant Mortality Initiative, ´1 For All´

    Monday, April 03, 2006 | 7:00pm

    State Department Of Health Stresses “Every Baby Deserves A First Birthday”


    Nashville, April 4, 2006

    As a part of its observance of National Public Health Week, the Tennessee Department of Health today launches its new initiative aimed at significantly reducing infant mortality in Tennessee, “1 For All.” The initiative involves developing strategies in local communities where infant mortality is more prevalent and engaging stakeholders to garner their support and participation, including government officials, community-based organization representatives, members of the clergy, school system administrators, parents, family members and neighbors.

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  • National Public Health Week Celebrates Healthy Kids, Communities

    Monday, April 03, 2006 | 7:00pm

    State Department of Health Stresses “Every Baby Deserves a First Birthday”

    Nashville, April 4, 2006

    The American Public Health Association (APHA) and hundreds of partner organizations will explore ways that Americans can build healthier communities and healthier kids during National Public Health Week (NPHW), April 3rd through 9th, 2006.

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  • Get ´n the Zone,´ Get Color All Year Long

    Sunday, April 02, 2006 | 7:00pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — “The forsythia, redbud, and Bradford pears are blooming, so we know spring is here,” says Rob Beets, marketing specialist with the Tennessee Department of Agriculture. “But spring shouldn’t be the only season you could recognize just by looking at your yard—Tennessee’s climate allows for plants that show off their colors all across the calendar.”

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  • Tennessee Arbor Day Poster Contest Winners Announced

    Sunday, April 02, 2006 | 7:00pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Taylor Ratliff, a fifth-grader at New Union Elementary School in Coffee County was recently named state winner in the 2005 Tennessee Arbor Day Poster Contest. Second place honors went to Michelle Garrett, a student at Cedar Bluff Intermediate School in Knoxville. Maria Long, a student at Blountville Elementary School in Sullivan County was named third place winner in the annual contest open to all Tennessee fifth-graders.

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  • Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Observed in March

    Thursday, March 30, 2006 | 6:00pm

    Colorectal Cancer 90 Percent Curable With Screenings

    Nashville, March 31, 2006

    The end of March marks the closing of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, an observance created in 2000 by the Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation to increase awareness of the importance of regular screening to save lives and decrease the national burden of colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum). The Tennessee Comprehensive Cancer Control Coalition (TCC) encourages all Tennesseans to get screened for colorectal cancer if they are over the age of 50 or are at risk.

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  • Commissioner Vaccum Seals Lid On Peanut Butter

    Thursday, March 23, 2006 | 6:00pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) Commissioner George Little today announced the immediate ban of peanut butter containers in the state’s prison system in a sweep that began overnight and continues today. Prison officials are collecting all peanut butter jars from prison inmates, beginning late Thursday night at three prisons.

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  • Commissioner Vaccum Seals Lid On Peanut Butter

    Thursday, March 23, 2006 | 6:00pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) Commissioner George Little today announced the immediate ban of peanut butter containers in the state’s prison system in a sweep that began overnight and continues today. Prison officials are collecting all peanut butter jars from prison inmates, beginning late Thursday night at three prisons.

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  • Tennessee Strives for Diversity Among Educators

    Monday, March 20, 2006 | 6:00pm

    Nashville, TN- The Tennessee Department of Education has embarked on a two-year project to improve the recruitment and retention of minority teachers across the state with the goal of maintaining a diverse teaching force reflective of Tennessee’s increasingly multi-cultural communities.

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  • World TB Day is Recognized in Tennessee

    Sunday, March 19, 2006 | 6:00pm

    Cases Increase Significantly For the First Time Since 1996

    Nashville, March 20, 2006

    This Friday, March 24, has been designated as World TB Day to raise awareness, knowledge and motivation for action against tuberculosis (TB) worldwide. TB kills approximately two million people worldwide every year. Limited access to healthcare services, the spread of HIV/AIDS and the emergence of multi-drug resistant TB are contributing to the worsening worldwide impact of this disease.

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  • World TB Day is Recognized in Tennessee

    Sunday, March 19, 2006 | 6:00pm

    Cases Increase Significantly For the First Time Since 1996

    Nashville, March 20, 2006

    This Friday, March 24, has been designated as World TB Day to raise awareness, knowledge and motivation for action against tuberculosis (TB) worldwide. TB kills approximately two million people worldwide every year. Limited access to healthcare services, the spread of HIV/AIDS and the emergence of multi-drug resistant TB are contributing to the worsening worldwide impact of this disease.

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