5 for TN: Health, Budget, Opioids, the Economy & TennCare

If you’re like us, life keeps you busy. We know you WANT to read every last word of our reports and analyses, but some days, you just don’t have time. We get it. That’s why we’re giving you “5 for TN” — five infographics on issues that affect Tennesseans in 2018.

These 1-page summaries cover the basics of a wide range of public policy issues, including:

  1. Health in Tennessee
  2. Tennessee’s state budget
  3. The opioid epidemic in Tennessee
  4. The economic cost of chronic disease in Tennessee
  5. TennCare (Tennessee’s Medicaid program)

We’ve published versions of them all before, but several have been updated with new information and the most recent data available in Feb. 2018.

We encourage you to share the images online or print the PDFs and carry them with you. You never know when that one stat will come in handy.

5 Infographics for Tennessee in 2018


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Sources and References

Health in Tennessee

Health Indicators and State Rankings

Health Insurance Coverage

Drivers of Health

Adverse Childhood Experiences

  • The Sycamore Institute’s analysis of: Tennessee Department of Health. 2016 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. Provided by the Division of Policy, Planning and Assessment, Office of Health Statistics.

Tennessee State Budget

Tennessee’s Opioid Epidemic

The Supply of Prescription Opioids

Prescription Opioid Misuse

 Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Cases

 Opioid-Related Hospital Use

Opioid Overdose Deaths

  • U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Multiple Cause of Death 1999-2015. National Center for Health Statistics, CDC WONDER Online Database. [Online] http://wonder.cdc.gov/mcd-icd10.html

The Economic Impact of Chronic Disease in Tennessee

Tenncare 101

Funding/Budget Data

 Enrollment Information

Expansion