The Best Time to Improve Black Maternal Health is Before Pregnancy Kinika Young | April 2022 Most people have heard the disturbing statistics by now – the United States has the highest rate of maternal mortality among industrialized countries, and Black women are three times more likely to die of pregnancy related
Why Are There More People on TennCare? Kinika Young | February 2022 There are more Tennesseans on TennCare than ever before. Kinika Young, TJC's Senior Director of Health Policy and Equity, explains why and shares some important information about what families can do to keep from being thrown off.
Emergency Food Assistance Now Available in 12 TN Counties Jennifer Johnson | February 9, 2021 Nashville, TN- The USDA has approved Tennessee’s request for the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program in connection with the severe storms, straight-line winds, and tornadoes that began on December 10, 2021, impacting nearly 900 families. Disaster SNAP
TJC Story Blog Feb 2022 Tennessee Children Need Nutritious Food in the Summer Families across Tennessee report difficulty feeding children without access to P-EBT, or free school meals, during the summer. A mother from Memphis, TN shared her family’s experience with nutrition assistance
Policy Brief Reveals Gaping Deficiencies in Dental Access for Tennesseans Jennifer Johnson | January 27, 2022 Nashville, TN- The Tennessee Justice Center has authored a public policy brief that shines a disturbing light on the oral health of Tennessee residents and identifies the barriers preventing more than a million Tennesseans from having