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Tennessee Institute of Public Health

Tennessee Institute of Public Health


The Tennessee Institute of Public Health is a partnership of public and private health agencies, organizations, and academic institutions established to maximize resources for the purpose of promoting health research, education, and service focused on improving the health of all Tennesseans.

With a board of experts from across the state, TNIPH is housed at the College of Public Health at East Tennessee State University.
 Healthy TN

The Tennessee Institute of Public Health (TNIPH) is pleased to announce the Healthy Middle TN: Meaningful Improvements Designed Through Networks mini-grant projects funded by the BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation in partnership with the East Tennessee State University College of Public Health. The Healthy Middle TN projects offer mini-grants at two levels ($2,500 and $5,000) from candidates from twenty one (21) Middle Tennessee counties. The goal is to establish and enhance local and regional health initiatives that link economic development and business with health, education and human services organizations and community stakeholders.  

This project builds on the original Regional Roadmap for a Healthier Appalachian Tennessee program implemented in 2013 to fund community-based health initiatives in rural Appalachia, the Healthy WEST: Working to Energize & Strengthen Tennessee program implemented in 2015 in rural West Tennessee, and the Regional Roadmap 2: Down the Road to a Healthier Appalachia program implemented in 2016 in East and eastern Middle Tennessee. The Healthy Middle TN program is designed to further expand grassroots projects that link health with economic development and education across the state through multi-sector collaboration.


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