Last Updated: 5/15/2013 12:07:04 PM
PO Box 284
Franklin, TN 37065-
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Mrs. Constance Lynn Rhodes
Ms. Jennifer A Walker, LPC
Board Chair Company Affiliation
Therapist in Private Practice
Year of Incorporation
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years
Community Foundation Staff Conducted Site Visit when Developing Profile
Online Video Library
Hungry for Hope
Finding Balance with Food Curriculum
Sex and Skinny Tour
For every $1 spent on addiction treatment, $12 are saved on future social, medical and criminal justice costs. Yet addiction recovery services for low-income and uninsured people are provided primarily by nonprofit treatment centers dependent on funding through competitive grants, private donations and modest payment by patients. These centers are always busy, and patient waiting lists are long.
“I’ve never shared my story with anybody.” -- The first step toward recovery can be the most difficult. The ability to engage in productive activities, to find relationships with other people fulfilling, and to adapt to change and cope with adversity are each vital to enjoying a happy and healthy life. But each of these facilities can be significantly impaired by mental health disorders. A mental health diagnosis should not define who a person is, or what a person can achieve through treatment and support. Middle Tennessee nonprofit organizations are ready to help make that first step toward good health a little easier.
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 2011 TN Women's Health Report Card, which showed some clear areas of progress since the 2009 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 colorectal cancer, 18.4% of us – or almost 1 in 5 – 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 rate.
The full 2011 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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