Donations are always welcome via our website www.tbcc.org. While you are on the donation page check out our wish list for in-kind donations of office supplies, postage, printing and gift cards. Checks directly mailed to our office at 3939 Old Hickory Blvd., Old Hickory, TN 37138 are a great way to give as well.
The Emergency Access Fund provides financial assistance to men and women in financial need due to inability to work and/or mounting medical expenses incurred while undergoing treatment of breast cancer. This fund has provided assistance in preventing evictions, paying utilities, insurance and medical necessities. Due to the increased need for this program and the fact that each year TBCC exhaust the funds budgeted for assistance before year end the TBCC Board has made the EAF priority.
Indirect Public Support HelpIndirect public support represents revenue received through solicitation campaigns. This includes funding United Way and other federated fundraising organizations, but does not include donor designated contributions.
Earned Revenue HelpEarned revenue represents income generated in direct exchange for a product or service.Earned income includes income from government contracts.
The dramatic achievements of public health in the 20th century have improved our quality of life in a myriad of ways, including an increase in life expectancy, worldwide reduction of infant and child mortality rates, and the elimination or reduction of many communicable diseases. In Middle Tennessee, improvements in preventive medicine and advanced medical technology have resulted in increased life expectancy and improved health for many residents. However, significant health disparities exist in our region, resulting in poor health status often related to economic status, race, and/or gender.
"Women in Tennessee are in the middle of a health crisis. What are YOU going to do?"
Dr. Stephaine Walker's call to action followed the launch of the TN Women's Health Report Card, which showed some clear areas of progress since the previous snapshot of women's health in our state, but also a number of areas in which there is still significant work to be done. While we are getting more mammograms and have significantly decreased our rates of breast and lung cancers, for example, cervical cancer rates have increased, and 42% of Tennessee's women have high blood pressure. Almost 1 in 5 of us smoked while we were pregnant, and 1 in 3 of us are obese. African American women experience striking disparities in rates of breast cancer, STD contraction, and infant mortality.
The full 2013 report can be accessed through the link below. Read carefully, and decide what YOU are going to do to improve the health of women in Tennessee.
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