Matt Schorr
March 23, 2020

NASHVILLE, Tenn. The Tennessee Community Health Worker Collaborative held another webinar as a part of the bimonthly Community Health Worker (CHW) webinar series, on Thursday, March 12, and explored how organizations across Tennessee use CHWs and CHW-like roles to improve community health in Tennessee.

Shannon R Jones., Aging Program Director for the Tennessee Commission on Aging & Disability, was the key speaker. The Commission on Aging & Disability is dedicated to working for older Tennesseans and adults with disabilities by providing leadership and guidance for a system that promotes health, dignity, independence and security through an array of community and in-home services, the protection of rights and the implementation of best practices. Our presenter will provide an overview the services of the Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability and details on the State Health Insurance Information Program (TN SHIP).

Click here to view the webinar.


About the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance

Founded in 1999, the Alliance bridges the institutions of Meharry Medical College and Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Its mission is to enrich learning and advance clinical research in three primary areas -- community engagement, interprofessional education and research -- by developing and supporting mutually beneficial partnerships between Meharry Medical College, Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the communities they serve. Through community engagement, the Alliance serves a large community of stakeholders including surrounding universities and colleges, community organizations, faith-based outlets and community health centers. Its interprofessional education enhances students' interdisciplinary understanding and improves patient outcomes through integrated care. The research conducted provides access to experienced grant writers and materials supporting the grant application process and facilitates grant-writing workshops.