Highlighting Medical Communities Amid Global Pandemic


Scientists and medical experts across the world have united in their efforts to find a vaccine for COVID-19. The World Health Organization is leading the effort in connecting and coordinating the pandemic response, their work includes several major agencies like UNICEF, the World Food Program as well as public and private sector partners. 

The work to fight COVID-19 is happening on two key fronts; making sure frontline health workers around the world are well equipped and accelerating collaborative efforts to find a vaccine and effective treatments for all who need them.

In Tennessee, the Tennessee Department of Health has launched a web site that serves as a central hub and highlights Tennessee’s response to COVID-19 and represents a collaboration between many State agencies. Residents can also find vaccine information and appointment availability as well as COVID-19 data by county.

Last May the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services launched a phone line to support Tennessee healthcare workers on the front lines of the pandemic response. The COVID-19 Emotional Support Line for healthcare workers is available to call at 888-642-7886. The TDMHSAS Statewide Crisis Line is always available for anyone needing assistance at 855-274-7471 or by texting “TN” to 741-741.

This is also a great time to make sure your family is properly covered! Learn about TennCare benefits, eligibility requirements and how to apply here.