There is a shortage of medical care among rural communities and the urban poor and as a result, a higher burden of illness and mortality. Our mission is to improve the supply and distribution of health care professionals in these communities with an emphasis on primary care. The effort combines the talents of health care practitioners and school systems in Tennessee to attract young people to the sciences, nurture them through their biomedical studies, place them in rural settings, and support them as professional health care providers with ongoing educational opportunities.
We create a pipeline for healthcare training. We connect with youth at any early age to educate them on health career opportunities. Next, we connect health professionals to communities, and then we connect communities to better health; thereby increasing the quality and availability of healthcare throughout the nation.
The Statewide TN AHEC Program provides the foundation for a coordinated statewide response to the six major challenges expected to affect the health care system over the next decade:
The following principles guide the goals, objectives and activities of the TN AHEC:
School of Medicine
Center for AIDS Health Disparities Research, Center for Women's Health Research, Health Disparities Research Center of Excellence, Tennessee Area Health Education Centers Program
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Unique method for human villous trophoblasts isolation from placental tissue explants.
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Cytotrophoblasts suppress macrophage-mediated inflammation through a contact-dependent mechanism.
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Structural and Social Determinants of Health Factors Associated with County-Level Variation in Non-Adherence to Antihypertensive Medication Treatment.
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