The webinar provided highlights and examples from past funding awardees – Ginny Kidwell
from Tennessee and Tamara Bannan from California on September 29, 2016.
Regional Roadmap 2
Dr. Randy Wykoff, Dean,, is the keyote speaker at the April 5th TNIPH Regional Roadmap
2 workshop sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, Appalachian Regional Commission,
Niswonger Foundation, Eastman, and the ETSU College of Public Health.
Tobacco-Free Youth World Café
The Tennessee Institute of Public Health in partnership with the Niswonger Foundation
and the Healthy Appalachia Institute hosted the Health Across Borders: Tobacco-Free
Youth World Café on April 22 at the Train Station in Bristol, Virginia.
Pictured: Representatives from sister public health institutes in South Carolina,
Tennessee and Virginia
TNIPH attended the Tobacco-Free World Café on April 13 in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
The event was hosted by the South Carolina Institute of Medicine & Public Health.
Pictured: Shannon Blevins and Margie Tomann with Healthy Appalachia Institute in Wise,
Virginia. Ginny Kidwell, Kris Bowers and Jordan Masters with the Tennessee Institute
of Public Health, and Lee Pearson and Megan Weis with the South Carolina Institute
of Medicine and Public Health
TRIO 2.0 meets in Asheville North Carolina in November 2015.
Tri-Cities Community Health Forum
Pictured: Panel of multi-sector leaders (physicians, business leaders, economic development,
The “Tri-Cities Community Health Forum” was held in Johnson City in 2015 to discuss
the level of support for Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam’s “Insure Tennessee” proposal
for Medicaid expansion.
2015 APHA Conference
Pictured: Kris Bowers
TNIPH was chosen to present on the Regional Roadmap for a Healthier Appalachian Tennessee
project with both a poster and at a roundtable session at the November 2015 APHA Conference
East Tennessee Health Forum
Pictured: Community health leaders at East Tennessee Health Forum
Scott Niswonger, chairman and founder of the Niswonger Foundation, joins TNIPH leadership
and community leaders at the East Tennessee Health Forum in Greeneville, Tennessee.
TNIPH Collaborative Efforts
Pictured from left: Row 1 - Kate Beatty and Ginny Kidwell Row 2 - Billy Brooks, Nathan Hale, Randy Wykoff
TNIPH Executive Director Ginny Kidwell collaborates with faculty at the ETSU College
of Public Health on a broad range of community-based and research projects.
TRIO meets in Asheville
Pictured from left are Ginny Kidwell, TNIPH; Lee Pearson, SCMPHI; and Marcia Quesenberry,
Founding members of T.R.I.O., a peer mentorship organization composed of the leadership
of the Tennessee Institute of Public Health, South Carolina Institute of Medicine
& Public Health and the Healthy Appalachia Institute, met in Asheville, North Carolina
prior to the retirement of Marcia Quesenberry.
TNIPH presents in Weakley County
Pictured: Community leaders in Weakley County
A group of community leaders listen to a TNIPH presentation during the Weakley County
Health Forum at the University of Tennessee-Martin hosted by the Weakley County Chamber
of Commerce. The event was sponsored by the University of Wisconsin Population Health
Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
TNIPH co-hosts in Hancock County
Pictured are Miranda Russell, Director of Hancock County Arts and featured speaker,
Dr. Randy Wykoff, Dean of the East Tennessee State University College of Public Health
TNIPH co-hosts a Community Health Forum with Hancock County Arts in Sneedville, Tennessee.
The event was sponsored by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute
and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to learn about the County Health Rankings &