To improve our state’s health outcomes, policymakers should understand the complex set of factors that influence them.
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Health and education are mutually influential. Both health and education policy may benefit from discussions that consider their close and complex connections.
Tennessee's excess burden of 3 chronic diseases cost nearly $5.3 billion in 2015 in direct medical care, lost productivity, and premature death.
Don't have time to read our 3-part series on Tennessee's opioid crisis? We wrote up the Cliffs Notes in a new op-ed for The Tennessean.
Tennessee's capacity for addiction treatment is lower than the demand and out of sync with the geography of the opioid epidemic.
Tennessee has responded to the opioid epidemic by limiting the supply of prescriptions. Reducing demand means addressing addiction.
The opioid epidemic has hit Tennessee especially hard. Tennessee has made progress in reducing opioid prescriptions, but overdose deaths continue to rise.
The rate of Tennesseans dying from cardiovascular disease has fallen but remains above the national average. It's even higher for African-Americans.
The science of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) indicates that early childhood and adolescence are critical times for human brain development.