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  • Tennessee Tipping the Scales Against Childhood Obesity

    Friday, October 04, 2019 | 11:22am

    The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is receiving recognition for new requirements designed to promote good health in state licensed child care agencies. The National Resource Center (NRC) for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education cited those changes in a report https://nrckids.org/files/Final.ASHW.2018.Report_8.19.19.pdf ranking Tennessee’s regulations as the most supportive of obesity prevention in the country.

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  • Tennessee Landmarks Lighting Up Green This Week

    Thursday, August 08, 2019 | 02:10pm

    Notable Tennessee landmarks and structures will be lit green to symbolize Child Support Awareness Month this week and to recognize the positive impact the Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) Child Support Program provides to strengthen families and children.

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  • Tennessee Making Strides to Prevent Elder Abuse

    Thursday, June 13, 2019 | 10:09am

    The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) has seen a noticeable drop in the recurrence of self-neglect for vulnerable adults since the creation of a Coordinated Community Response (CCR) to elder abuse three years ago.

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  • Deceptive Online Child Care Ads No Longer Welcome

    Thursday, June 06, 2019 | 11:37am

    The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS), Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery, and the Division of Consumer Affairs of the Department of Commerce and Insurance (DCA) are working together to protect parents from misleading advertising by unlicensed day care operations.

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  • Tennessee Taking Steps to Improve Child Care Access

    Monday, March 11, 2019 | 12:07pm

    The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) announced a major step forward in helping families pay for the cost of child care and incentivizing more providers across the state to participate in the child care subsidy program.

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  • Public Notice - Child Nutrition Program State Waiver Request

    Friday, February 15, 2019 | 03:00pm

    In accordance with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Nutrition Services policy memorandum, SP 15-2018, CACFP 12-2018, SFSP 05-2018 - Child Nutrition Program Waiver Request Guidance and Protocol-Revised, May 24, 2018, the Tennessee Department of Human Services (DHS) is seeking a waiver of statutory and/or regulatory Program requirements that were recently rescinded.

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  • Shutdown Creates New Deadline For Those Who Depend On SNAP

    Friday, January 11, 2019 | 04:58pm

    The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is taking steps today to alert SNAP recipients of a very important deadline imposed by the USDA. Individuals who are renewing their benefits or filing a 6 month Simplified Report form need to have any required paperwork in by the end of business Monday, January 14. Meeting this deadline is an important step to ensure February benefits are available to those who qualify during the government shutdown.

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  • Department of Human Services Expanding Resources for Job Seekers - Fentress County

    Wednesday, January 09, 2019 | 12:27pm

    The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is expanding its work this month to help connect more Tennesseans with jobs. For the last year, TDHS has helped organize more than 50 resource fairs across the state for individuals searching for employment or educational assistance. This month will be the busiest yet with ten events scheduled including a resource fair January 22nd at 629 N. Main Street in Jamestown from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

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  • Department of Human Services Expanding Resources for Job Seekers - Van Buren County

    Wednesday, January 09, 2019 | 12:18pm

    The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is expanding its work this month to help connect more Tennesseans with jobs. For the last year, TDHS has helped organize more than 50 resource fairs across the state for individuals searching for employment or educational assistance. This month will be the busiest yet with ten events scheduled including next week’s resource fair in the Yvonne Rogers Sutton Agriculture Exhibit Building at 288 Burritt College Drive in Spencer from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

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  • Department of Human Services Expanding Resources for Job Seekers

    Wednesday, January 09, 2019 | 10:32am

    The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is expanding its work this month to help connect more Tennesseans with jobs. For the last year, TDHS has helped organize more than 50 resource fairs across the state for individuals searching for employment or educational assistance. This month will be the busiest yet with ten events scheduled including Wednesday’s resource fair at 1199 South Dupree in Brownsville from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

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