Governor Bill Lee will speak at the Tennessee Charitable Care Network’s virtual annual conference. TCCN is an organization supporting the state’s free and charitable health centers, dental programs and specialty care networks. "Governor Lee has been a strong advocate for strengthening Tennessee’s Health Care Safety Net," officials said.
“Ensuring all Tennesseans have access to quality and affordable health care is one of our top priorities,” said Governor Lee. “We are grateful to TCCN for their work to invest in community-based programs that provide vital services across our state. I look forward to joining this group to discuss how we can continue to invest in a healthier Tennessee by supporting our charitable care organizations.”
The conference theme is 2020 – Focused on Our Future. This online conference is free to all interested community health care providers. The event will be held Sept. 24-25. Governor Lee will address the conference at 10 a.m. CST on Sept. 25.
Other speakers will include Morgan McDonald, MD, deputy commissioner for Population Health, on the TN Department of Health vision for the Safety Net; Tennessee Speaker of the House Cameron Sexton; Julie Darnell, PhD on the Road Map to Improving Health Equity; and 12 breakout sessions on a wide range of relevant topics.
Officials said, "TCCN provides support, education and representation for more than 50 free and charitable health care clinics, dental programs and Project Access specialty care networks across the state. Last year, reporting TCCN members provided more than 294,000 health care encounters in medical, dental, behavioral/mental health, specialty care, and/or prescription assistance to more than 50,000 low-income, uninsured/under-served and underserved Tennesseans."
In Chattanooga, Hamilton County Project Access and the Volunteers in Medicine free clinic are both TCCN members, and VIM Executive Director Ashley Evans and Project Access Executive Director Rae Bond serve on the TCCN Board.
To learn more and register, visit: www.tccn2020.com or www.tccnetwork.org.