Office of Civil Rights
On an annual basis, by October 1st, the Office of Title VI submits a Compliance Plan and Implementation Manual to the Tennessee Human Rights Commission. The purpose of the report is to describe the long range goals and objectives that direct the Department of Health's efforts in the implementation and compliance of the Title VI Section of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
The report has three sections: (1) the overview of the agency, (2) the approach to major civil rights functions, (3) the goals and objectives.
Finally each report is the summation of the combined efforts of the Department's Title VI Coordinating Committee which is comprised of representatives from within the department as well as the local community.
Click here to download the Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 Discrimination Complaint Form (PDF).
Please let us now if you have difficulty understanding English or have a disability, free language assistance or other aids and services are available upon request. Individuals with disabilities that need communication assistance may also call 711 or 800-848-0299 for English and 866-503-0263 for Spanish for assistance contacting us.
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Civil Rights Non-Discriminatory Policy
The Tennessee Department of Health does not tolerate harassment and discrimination based upon any protected class including race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability or reprisal or retaliation, in any program or activity conducted or funded by TDH. Such harassment and discrimination constitutes misconduct which undermines the integrity of the employment relationship and is subject to disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal.
Title VI Forms
In consideration of and for the purpose of obtaining Federal grants, loans, contracts, property, discounts or other Federal financial assistance from the Tennessee Department of Health the Applicant must provide these assurances:
- Civil Rights Non-Discrimination Policy
Tennessee Department of Health Nondiscrimination policy | Spanish
- Civil Rights Effecting Compliance
Civil Rights Effecting Compliance 2019 | Spanish
- Assurance of compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
Assurance of Compliance (HHS-690)
- Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975.
Title VI Compliance Questionnaire (PH-3436)
As stated above, the Tennessee Department of Health prohibits discrimination against persons based on their race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. Any person or representative alleging discrimination based on a prohibited basis has the right to file a complaint within 180 days of the alleged discriminatory action with the Tennessee Department of Health.
ADA Announcement Discrimination Information(Spanish)
Discrimination Complaint |Spanish (PH-3814) Word DOC
Discrimination Complaint | Spanish (PH-3814) PDF
How to File a Discrimination Complaint with the TDH
TDH General Administration 2.0 | Spanish
Las leyes federales prohíben la discriminación de cualquier persona basado en su raza, color o país de origen. Usted tiene el derecho de presentar una queja al Ministerio de Salud de Tennessee si piensa que le discriminaron por alguna de estas razones.
Queja por discriminación (PH-3814S) (Español)
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICE FEDERAL-STATE SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION PROGRAMS AGREEMENT - ASSURANCE OF CIVIL RIGHTS COMPLIANCE (FNS 339).
2019-2020 Title VI Training
*Sub-Recipients of Contracts with the TDH, and Non-EDISON Personnel*
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is a national law that protects persons from discrimination based on their race, color, or national origin in programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance. In order for the Tennessee Department of Health to maintain compliance, a concentrated effort must be made to educate and train all departmental employees annually.
Click on the link below (register if you are new to the LifePath site, then go back to the sign-in page), sign in and click on the Sub-recipient Training module. After viewing the slides, go back to the “home” page and click on the – Test. After passing the test, go back to the “home” page and click on print Certificate. The Certificate will automatically print your name, the date, etc.; send the Certificate back with your signed contract.
All Sub-recipients are to take the “Sub-recipient training module".
For questions or concerns contact Luvenia Harrison, Civil Rights Compliance Officer, TDH, Luvenia.Harrison@tn.gov or (615) 741-9421.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
For special accommodations contact Luvenia Harrison, ADA Coordinator/ LEP Coordinator / Civil Rights Compliance Officer, TDH, Luvenia.Harrison@tn.gov or (615) 741-9421.
For citizens with disabilities- TTY (Tennessee Relay Services)