Section: People & Places in the News, August 2016
Memphis Health Center held a grand opening ceremony earlier this month for its newly renovated facility (pictured below), following four years of construction that took place as the clinic continued to see patients.
Tennessee health centers marked National Health Center Week 2016 with events ranging from educational displays and health screenings to community health fairs and facility dedications.
A number of other events across the state welcomed patients and the community, and TPCA CEO Kathy Wood-Dobbins spotlighted health center accomplishments with an editorial in the Tennessean.
The National Institutes of Health recently announced a five-year grant to Cherokee Health Systems as part of a nationwide program to collect health data for research purposes. A total of $55 million in awards nationally in fiscal year 2016 will build a landmark longitudinal research effort that aims to engage 1 million or more U.S. participants. The research will improve health professionalsâ€™ ability to prevent and treat disease based on individual differences in lifestyle, environment and genetics.
Known as the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) Cohort Program, this ambitious research project will set the foundation for new ways of engaging people in research.
Neighborhood Health is celebrating 40 years of providing care to Nashville and Middle Tennessee. To celebrate the milestone, Neighborhood Health will host a breakfast on Thursday, September 22, at Belmont University in Nashville. Nashville Mayor Megan Barry will address those in attendance, and three of the centerâ€™s early founders will be honored: Dr. Eric Chazen, Dr. Robert Bone and attorney Irwin Venick.
The South Central Telehealth Forum recognized Terry Eagleton, former TPCA telehealth director, with its Curtis L. Lowery Telehealth Champion Award. The award is presented each year to individuals who have made a positive impact in telehealth and telemedicine within their communities. Eagleton was presented with the award at a special ceremony in June; he passed away in July.