Community Interest


Friday, February 20

Freedom From Smoking program from the American Lung Association presented by the Unicoi Co Health Dept

FFS Final Flyer


February 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 25, and 26

Check out these and other Events at the Health Resources Center in the Johnson City Mall

Please call 800-888-5551 to pre-register

Wednesday, February 11, noon-1 HRC
Speaker: Jennifer Persinger, RD, CDE, JCMC

Monday, February 16, noon-1 p.m. at Annex
Speaker: Daniel Merrick, MD
Refreshments provided. FREE!

Tuesday, February 17, 11 a.m.-noon at HRC
Speaker: Julia Bates, NP, CHF Clinic, JCMC

HRC02.2015 Heart Flyer


Wednesday, December 17th

Please join the Upper East TN Human Development Agency and the Appalachian Regional Coalition on Homelessness Ribbon Cutting Ceremony/Open House Ceremony at our new office in Bristol on December 17th.  See attached  flyer for details.

Open House Final Flyer ARCH Bristol Dec 2014


Sunday, December 7th

Family Promise Songfest at 3 p.m., Northeast State Community College.  Contact Agnes B. Samples, Executive Director at 423-202-7805.


December 5th, 6th, 12th, 13th

Rocky Mount Museum Candlelight Christmas from 4:30-8:00 p.m., $10.00 for adults, $8.00 for children (ages5-17). Contact Rocky Mount at 423-538-7396 or email Visit their website at


Monday, November 10th

Good Samaritan will hold their Annual Auction & Fundraiser Dinner at the Holiday Inn in Johnson City.  Silent Auction from 6-7pm.  Dinner and program at 7:00 pm.  Individual Tickets $35.  Table Sponsorships $250 per table of 8.  For additional information, contact Carla Dunn at 423-928-0288.


Friday, November 7th

Spice (synthetic cannabinoids) and bath salts (synthetic cathinones) refer to two groups of
designer drugs that have increased in popularity in recent years. These substances are created
with analogs of commonly used illicit drugs. An analog is one of a group of chemical compounds
that are similar in structure and pharmacology.  This Advisory provides introductory information
about spice and bath salts for behavioral health professionals who treat people with mental illness,
substance use disorders, or both. It is not meant to present comprehensive information about spice or
bath salts or treatment of substance use disorders involving their use. See the Resources section of
this Advisory for links to additional information.

What Are Spice and Bath Salts?
Spice and bath salts are synthetic versions of controlled substances that are produced to
avoid existing drug laws. In 2011, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration added, on a temporary, emergency basis, spice and bath salts analogs to its list of Schedule I substances.
There are many synthetic chemicals that can be used to produce these drugs and their analogs; when federal or state regulations are amended to include new substance prohibitions, the makers
of spice and bath salts turn to other synthetic analogs to produce these designer drugs. Both
spice and bath salts are marketed online and sold in drug paraphernalia stores. They are attractively
packaged and…  for more information see the link below

Spice, Bath Salts, and Behavioral Health SAMHSA


Sunday, November 2nd

March of Dimes Signature Chefs.  Fine dining, silent and live auction entertainment.  Meadowview Resort and Convention Center, 5-9pm.  Tickets are $125/each or Reserved Table of (10) for $1,000.  For additional information, contact or 423-218-0043.


Saturday, October 18th

Tipton Haynes State Historic Site Stories from the Pumpkin Patch – 4:00 to 8:00 pm.  Stories, Hayrides, Haunted House and Woods, Games, Crafts.  Hot dog roast. Admission is $5/adult, $2.50/children 12 & under. For additional information call 423-926-3631


Thursday, September 11th

March of Dimes Wine Tasting Presented by Wells Fargo Advisors.  Entertainment, wine and food samplings from 8 area restaurants.  Bristol Motor Speedway corporate suites.  Tickets $50/each or block of 4 for $180.  Go to or contact Suzzi Cocklin at or 423-218-0043.

Mountain States Mobile Health


Friday, September 5th

First Friday Touch- A- Truck and  Hands on Museum celebrates another year!   For additional information contact Brandi Woodall or call (423) 352-PLUM (7586).  Or click here go to their website.


Monday, August 4th

Dawn of Hope Golf Classic,  Johnson City Country Club
Tee Times – 8am & 1pm, Player fee $150 (includes cart & green fees)
Contact: Lisa Pawley (423)722-1689,



Project Access looking to hire RN Care Coordinator

Job Description

The RN, Care Coordinator position collaborates in broad managed care continuum to access, plan, implement, coordinate, monitor and evaluate services to meet individual health care needs through effective communication and management of resources to promote quality, cost effective outcomes.

The person in this position analyzes clinical information in order to make informed recommendations in consultation with external medical providers (primary, specialty, ancillary, etc.) and internal social work case management and administrative staff who facilitate and track medical, social, and supportive encounters. Participate in weekly Case Reviews.  Assist in urgency rankings.  Schedule authorized diagnostic testing and/or procedures.  Schedule initial primary care or specialty care appointments.  Manage incoming referrals to include processing, follow-up, and routing.   Use approved medical criteria and  remain in compliance with regulatory guidelines, accreditation standards, established timeframes, and company policies. Collects and documents appropriate clinical information.  Helps evaluate the effectiveness of care plans, as appropriate to achieving desired process, utilization, and clinical outcomes.  Acts as support for complicated medical cases providing direct encouragement, education, and supportive strategies to patients.  Provide day-to-day support to non-clinical staff regarding medical criteria and authorization determinations.  Recruit additional providers and broker additional services.  Assist with pharmaceutical assistance applications.  Act as organization representative to participate in community committees, collaborative projects, education initiatives, and presentations, as required. Provide excellent customer service to all internal and external customers.  Contributes suggestions to improve and streamline department operations, based on observed provider needs. Perform all job functions with integrity. Provide timely internal and external customer service in cooperative, professional, and respectful manner. Organize and manage time to accurately complete tasks within designated time frames in fast-paced environment. Maintain current knowledge of and comply with regulatory and company policies & procedures. Maintain confidentiality of member health and business information.  Responsible for the completion of any continuing education or certification requirements. Flexible: ability to adjust work hours to meet business demands.

Additional work time may be required to ensure the provision of coordinated care, but typical work hours are 8:30 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday.  Occasional travel for Care Coordinators which may require use of personal auto to attend meetings, conferences, workshops, seminars, outreach events, or presentations.

This position reports to the Executive Director.

Associates degree in Nursing, Bachelor’s preferred.

Required Experience
Minimum of 3 years performing same or similar responsibilities. Relevant experience includes previous managed care/health insurance industry case management, utilization management and/or disease management experience, hospital based case or utilization management.

Required Licenses and/or Certificates
Registered Nurse (RN), CM Certification preferred

Bilingual English<>Spanish a plus.

All positions have a 90 probationary period attached.  This position would come with paid vacation, holiday, personal, and sick time.  No health benefits.  Mileage reimbursement for non-routine business functions.


Alzheimers Logo

Vision Alzheimers Association

The Mid South Chapter – North Alabama, NE, SE, Middle & West Tennessee is one of over 70 Alzheimer’s Association chapters serving communities across the United States.

Go to to read about the 10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimers

Our Calendar has information about the Walk to End Alzheimers at Bristol Motor Speedway on September 7, 2013.


WHO urges governments to act on hepatitis threat

World Hepatitis Day 2013

News release

24 JULY 2013 | GENEVA – On World Hepatitis Day (28 July), WHO is urging governments to act against the five hepatitis viruses that can cause severe liver infections and lead to 1.4 million deaths every year. Some of these hepatitis viruses, most notably types B and C, can also lead to chronic and debilitating illnesses such as liver cancer and cirrhosis, and in addition to, loss of income and high medical expenses for hundreds of millions of people worldwide.

Viral hepatitis is referred to as a ‘silent epidemic’ because most persons do not realize that they are infected and, over decades, slowly progress to liver disease. Many countries are only now realizing the magnitude of the disease burden and devising ways to address it.

“The fact that many hepatitis B and C infections are silent, causing no symptoms until there is severe damage to the liver, points to the urgent need for universal access to immunization, screening, diagnosis and antiviral therapy,” says Dr Keiji Fukuda, WHO Assistant Director-General for Health Security and the Environment.

Article excerpt from

Go there to read more

WHO Fact Sheets on Hepatitis Viruses

Hepatits A

Hepatits B

Hepatits C

Hepatits E