Nashville, TN – Summer is fast approaching and that means plenty of opportunities for outdoor fun and adventures across Tennessee. Thousands of music lovers will visit Nashville and Manchester June 9th through 12th for the CMA Music Festival and Bonnaroo.
Thousands more are expected for Elvis Week in Memphis August 10th through 16th and in Bristol for Bristol Motor Speedway’s NASCAR event August 20th.
Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson
Nashville, TN – The 109th Tennessee General Assembly adjourned on April 22nd, 2016 to become a part of Tennessee history with passage of major legislation to reduce crime, cut tax burdens, spur job growth, accelerate the state’s success in K-12 education, boost the number of college graduates, curb drug abuse and curtail drunk driving.
State lawmakers also passed significant legislation to ease traffic congestion, reduce child abuse, aid farmers, increase access to healthcare and medication, increase voter participation and provide a safer environment for the elderly.
Following, please find a copy of some of the highlights of this year’s legislative action.
Tennessee Department of Health says Properly Fluoridated Community Water Important For All Tennesseans
Written by John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH
and Wendy Long, MD, MPH
Nashville, TN – Tennessee strongly encourages communities to fluoridate their water supplies to reduce the impact of oral disease on our kids’ physical, emotional and economic well-being, in particular the impact to our state’s most vulnerable children.
Community water fluoridation is a proven prevention strategy fundamental to health equity and optimal health for all and the science is clear: Fluoride provides substantial benefits throughout our lives at a low cost, with $1.00 spent on fluoride saving $38.00 in future dental treatment costs.
Nashville, TN – A joint investigation with Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and investigators with the McEwen Police Department has resulted in the arrest of the owner/operator of a clinic in McEwen on charges related to drug diversion and prescription fraud.
At the request of 23rd District Attorney General Ray Crouch, on March 23rd, TBI Special Agents, working alongside detectives with the McEwen Police Department and Tennessee Department of Health, began investigating a complaint of drug diversion and prescription fraud at the Coleman Family Care Clinic in McEwen.
Nashville, TN – As summer vacations begin, many people will be traveling and enjoying outdoor activities, but before you enjoy time at the pool, ocean or other swimming destination, the Tennessee Department of Health reminds you to think water safety first.
‘’Having fun and enjoying physical activity in and around water is a joy for children of all ages and staying safe from illness and injury in the process is something we all want to do,” said TDH Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH.
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health is observing National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month in communities across the state this May to raise awareness about the impact of teen pregnancy as well as education and prevention efforts.
Special emphasis was given on May 4th, 2016 when TDH joined partners from across the country in celebrating the National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy.
Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts
“Tyler Head” bill passes the House and is also headed to the Governor
Nashville, TN – Several bills sponsored by State Representative Joe Pitts (D-Clarksville) moved along in committees last week. This is a general update on the bills and events on the Hill from this week.
House Bill 2616/Senate Bill 2635 The #SayDyslexia bill has now passed both the Senate and the House and is headed to the Governor for his signature. The bill will address early screening and intervention for the students with attributes of dyslexia.
Senator passed meaningful, progressive legislation in her first term
Nashville, TN – The 109th Tennessee General Assembly reached its final adjournment yesterday, and state Senator Sara Kyle completed her first term as an advocate for women and economic justice with an ability to pass good legislation.
Residents Can Provide Suggestions and Comments during Nine Public Meetings
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health has scheduled nine meetings across the state to collect input from the general public about the State Health Plan.
Each meeting will be in a workshop setting, allowing participants to provide comments and recommendations for setting health objectives for communities and to address the state’s population health improvement plan. «Read the rest of this article»
Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts
#SayDyslexia bill passes the Senate
Nashville, TN – Several bills sponsored by Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts (D-Clarksville) moved along in committees last week. This is a general update on the bills and events on the Hill from last week.
House Bill 1410/Senate Bill 1484 (Senator Mark Green (R-Clarksville) cleared the House Local Full Committee this week and is now scheduled for the Finance Sub Committee on Tuesday, April 12th. This legislation will repeal the “Save our Property Tax Relief” legislation, Public Chapter 481, which passed last year.
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