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Ginny Kidwell

County Health Rankings Webinar

Ginny Kidwell, Executive Director of the Tennessee Institute of Public Health, participated in a webinar entitled County Health Rankings & Roadmaps State Teams Learning Exchange: State Team Funding Opportunity Returns!

The webinar provided highlights and examples from past funding awardees – Ginny Kidwell from Tennessee and Tamara Bannan from California on September 29, 2016.

Regional Roadmaps

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.

Regional Roadmap

Tobacco-Free World Cafe

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. 



Correctional Pathways

Correctional Career Pathways

Pictured: Kim Gass, Ginny Kidwell, and Sheriff Pat Hankins

The Tennessee Institute of Public Health (TNIPH) hosted a breakfast on May 23, 2016 in Greeneville, Tennessee to showcase the highly successful Correctional Career Pathways: A Journey to Hope project.



Tobacco-Free World Cafe

Tobacco-Free World Café

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.  


TRIO 2.0

TRIO 2.0

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 Health Forum

Tri-Cities Community Health Forum

Pictured: Panel of multi-sector leaders (physicians, business leaders, economic development, non-profit)

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.



Kris Bowers

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 in Chicago.



East Tennessee Health Forum

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, HAI.

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.


Weakley County

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.


Hancock County

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 & Roadmaps.


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