Section: People & Places in the News, June/July 2017
University Community Health Services Becomes Connectus Health
(from Connectus Health)

For 25 years, University Community Health Services has provided high-quality, affordable healthcare to Middle Tennesseans through non-profit community clinics and women’s care centers. The organization is now being rebranded as Connectus Health to better reflect its comprehensive mission and reach.  

“Our origins were as a teaching facility for nursing students, but we’ve evolved into a comprehensive healthcare center offering quality care to anyone in Nashville who needs a healthcare home,” says Caroline Portis-Jenkins, co-CEO of Connectus Health. “Through two Connectus Health locations and Midtown Midwifery, we’re able to truly serve the entire family.”  

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CHET's Generation Rx Program Combats Drug Abuse
(from WBIR-TV)

As the fight against opioid abuse rages on in Tennessee, a first-of-its-kind program in Campbell County is teaching students about the dangers of prescription drug abuse.

Generation RX is a six-week-long program coordinated by Community Health of East Tennessee. The initiative, which launched in January 2016 and focuses on students between grades 5-8, aims to curb drug abuse early on.

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Primary Care and Hope Named "Top Workplace"
Congratulations to Primary Care and Hope Clinic, which was recently named as a top workplace for 2017 by the Tennessean. Primary Care and Hope was recognized in the "Small Companies" category. Honorees were selected based on employee surveys.
Parents of All Backgrounds Benefit from CCHS New Parenting Resource Center
(from WMC-TV)

The Universal Parenting Place, or UPP, a new resource center that provides emotional support for parents of all backgrounds and counseling on any issue, is now open at Christ Community Health Services.

"A number of children are really hurting because of the lack of parenting and education," said Shantelle Leatherwood, Christ Community’s CEO. UPP is a place where parents can get proactive support for themselves the same way they would when they take their children to the doctor for a check-up.

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