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Member Group Spotlight: Planned Parenthood

Accomplishments of Planned Parenthood of Middle and East Tennessee (PPMET) Planned Parenthood of Middle and East Tennessee Health Centers had 13,000 clients come to us for over 18,000 visits in 2016. They come to PPMET for confidential and affordable services that include annual exams and pap tests, pregnancy tests, breast exams, birth control, transgender care, PrEP/PEP services, STD/STI testing and treatment, and abortion services. In 2016, the PG-13 Players, PPMET’s Nashville-area … [Read more...]

Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Treaty

The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) is an international treaty addressing disability rights.  This treaty draws much from the U.S.'s own Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  By signing this treaty, countries are pledging a commitment to improve access to communities for people with disabilities and ensure that people with disabilities are given the same basic human rights that are granted to other non-disabled individuals.  Despite the support of over 350 American … [Read more...]

Volunteer to Plant 10,000 Trees in One Day- February 16, 2013

On February 16, Tennessee Environmental Council along with several member groups, partners and volunteers will plant 10,000 trees in one day at sites in Nashville, Murfreesboro, Spring Hill, Lebanon, and Ashland City.   A second date will be scheduled on March 9 to plant 10,000 more trees.      “Planting trees is the most sustainable practice, because it provides benefits for people, places and the economy,” stated John McFadden, Tennessee Environmental Council Executive Director.  “The … [Read more...]

Did you know? Voices of Change Newsletter

The November Voices of Change Newsletter is out! Meet Steve our pet of the month. Find out about some regional conferences being held by the Tennessee Conference on Social Welfare Click Here to Read the Newsletter. … [Read more...]

Tennessee Health Care Campaign

This is the second installment of "Get To Know A Member Group Better". Rachel our intern has been interviewing various member organizations to learn more about the work they are doing. Rachel interviewed Brad Palmertree, Director of Communications, with member group Tennessee Health Care Campaign. What is your overall mission? Tennessee Health Care Campaign works for affordable access to high-quality health care for all Tennesseans.  What are the goals for the organization? Our current goal … [Read more...]