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Tennessee Together Student Survey Highlights Opportunity for Parents to Prevent Youth Substance Use

 

Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse ServicesNashville, TN – Parents have a valuable opportunity to influence their children’s use of substances if they approach the conversation in early middle school grades, but these conversations are only happening for about half of Tennessee youth.  That is one of the primary takeaways highlighted by the first-ever TN Together Student Survey.

This data shows that Tennessee youth appear to misuse alcohol and marijuana at lower rates than national averages. Rates of misuse of prescription pain relievers are comparable to the national average and tobacco use is about two percent higher than the national average. Comparing state-specific statistics over time, Tennessee youth reported misusing alcohol, tobacco, and pain relievers at lower rates in 2016–2017 than in 2011–2012.

This data shows that Tennessee youth appear to misuse alcohol and marijuana at lower rates than national averages. Rates of misuse of prescription pain relievers are comparable to the national average and tobacco use is about two percent higher than the national average. Comparing state-specific statistics over time, Tennessee youth reported misusing alcohol, tobacco, and pain relievers at lower rates in 2016–2017 than in 2011–2012.

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Montgomery County Health Council working to Identify, Address County’s Top Health Needs

 

Montgomery County Health CouncilClarksville, TN – For more than two decades, Tennessee’s county health councils have provided critical leadership in bringing people together to tackle pressing issues in their communities. The Montgomery County Health Council will continue this work by leading a County Health Assessments (CHA).

Supported by the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH), the Montgomery County Health Council will lead a six-month process to collect and share stories and local data related to Montgomery County.

Montgomery County Health Council to conduct Community Health Assessment.

Montgomery County Health Council to conduct Community Health Assessment.

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Curtis Johnson: News from the Tennessee Capitol, February 9th, 2020

 

Tennessee State Representative - District 68Nashville, TN – This week in Nashville, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee delivered his second State of the State Address.

The governor’s comments focused on recent Republican accomplishments and shared legislative and budget priorities for the 2020 legislative session.

Key focus areas this year include public education, economic and workforce development, public safety, and an emphasis on our rural Tennessee communities.

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

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Tennessee Department of Health’s Tennessee Quit Week is February 3rd-7th, 2020

 

Tennessee Residents see 2020 Tobacco Free

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health joins partners across the state in celebrating the fifth annual Tennessee Quit Week February 3rd – 7th, 2020. This year’s theme is “Seeing 2020 Tobacco-Free,” and the goal is to inspire Tennesseans to live healthier lives by taking advantage of the state’s free resource, the Tennessee Tobacco QuitLine to quit using tobacco products.

Tennessee Quit Week is February 3rd-7th, 2020

Tennessee Quit Week is February 3rd-7th, 2020

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Tennessee Department of Health says Ava ascends as Tennessee’s Top Baby Girl Name in 2019, William still biggest for Boys

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Ava has ascended to the top spot on the list of most popular names for baby girls born in Tennessee in 2019.

William holds on to the number one spot as the most popular name chosen for baby boys in Tennessee for the 13th straight year.

Tennessee Department of Health releases Top 10 Baby Names for 2019.

Tennessee Department of Health releases Top 10 Baby Names for 2019.

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TDCI, TDH Urges Consumers to keep New Year’s Resolutions

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Losing weight, stopping smoking and spending more time with friends and loved ones are all popular New Year’s resolutions. Those resolutions aren’t just good for your health; they can be good for your finances, too.

Studies have shown that living a healthy lifestyle can also save you money on insurance costs and physicians’ bills.

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Tennova Healthcare-Clarksville receives “Best for Babies” Award

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health and the Tennessee Hospital Association are recognizing 18 birthing hospitals with the BEST for Babies Award for their efforts to reduce infant deaths in Tennessee.

The BEST award stands for breastfeeding, early elective delivery reduction and safe sleep for Tennessee babies.

Birthing Hospitals Recognized for Efforts to Reduce Infant Mortality

Birthing Hospitals Recognized for Efforts to Reduce Infant Mortality

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Tennessee Department of Health announces County Health Departments offering Free Flu Vaccination

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The flu vaccine is now being offered at no charge to patients at Tennessee’s county health department clinics as long as supplies last. Seasonal influenza is now widespread across Tennessee, but it’s not too late to get a flu shot!

‘’I urge anyone who has not received a flu shot this flu season to get one as soon as possible,’’ said Tennessee Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey, MD, MBA, FAAP.

It’s Not Too Late to Get a Flu Shot.

It’s Not Too Late to Get a Flu Shot.

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Tennessee Department of Health joins “U=U” in effort to end HIV Epidemic in Tennessee

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – In Tennessee, approximately 18,000 people are living with HIV, and 760 of them were newly diagnosed in 2018. The Tennessee Department of Health is working to increase access to preventive medication and empower HIV-positive Tennesseans to seek and stay engaged in HIV care.

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Free Flu Vaccinations to be offered by Montgomery County Health Department, Tuesday

 

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – As part of the Tennessee Department of Health’s “FightFluTN”,  the Montgomery County Health Department will offer flu vaccines at no charge to the community during a special drive-through vaccination event this coming Tuesday, November 19th, 2019.

The drive-through clinic will be at Austin Peay State University (APSU) Parking Lot 30 at the corner of Fourth Street and Main street in Downtown Clarksville.

The drive-through clinic will be at Austin Peay State University (APSU) Parking Lot 30 at the corner of Fourth Street and Main street in Downtown Clarksville.

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