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2014 Tobacco Control Conference
Save the Date: May 22, 2014
Meadowview Conference Resort and Convention Center
1901 Meadowview Parkway
Kingsport, TN 37660
8:30am - 4:00pm
Keynote: Dr. Stanton Glantz, PhD
American Legacy Foundation Distinguished Professor of Tobacco Control
In the summer of 2013, the Governor’s Children’s Cabinet launched a new website, www.kidcentraltn.com. This tool was created to make it easier for families to find and recognize information and resources provided by state departments serving children and families.
Tennessee Launches "Welcome Baby" Initiative
Outreach Effort Screens for Risks for Tennessee Newborns
NASHVILLE – On average, more than 79,000 new Tennesseans are born in the Volunteer State every year. Now, First Lady Crissy Haslam and the Tennessee Department of Health will begin greeting each new arrival with a “Welcome Baby” package as part of an innovative new outreach effort. Welcome Baby is designed to help give Tennessee’s newest residents the best start in life by connecting children and families with appropriate services in their community, providing referrals to address family needs and screening babies and their families for potential risks.