CHANTCommunity Health Access and Navigation in Tennessee
What is CHANT?
Navigating the complex system of health and social services can be challenging for many individuals and families, and depending on individual needs and medical diagnoses, care may involve a number of programs, providers, and personnel. To overcome these challenges, the Tennessee Department of Health recently streamlined three public health programs, Help Us Grow Successfully (HUGS), Children’s Special Services (CSS) and Tenncare Kids Community Outreach into one integrated model of care coordination, the Community Health Access and Navigation in Tennessee (CHANT). CHANT teams provide enhanced patient-centered engagement, navigation of medical and social services referrals, and impact pregnancy, child and maternal health outcomes.
Who is eligible?
Individuals eligible for CHANT include:
- Pregnant and postpartum adolescents and women
- Children (Birth – 21 years)
- Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (Birth – 21 years)
Have a referral?
CHANT Care Coordination teams are located in each of the 95 Tennessee counties within local health
departments. Referrals are accepted from all medical providers and social service agencies. Self-referrals to
CHANT are also accepted. The CHANT referral form and local health department information can be found using the buttons below.