Events & Partnerships

ESTAR Sanos' Winter Wear and Mother/Baby Supply Drive in Partnership with Local Church

ESTAR Team in Monterey TNThe groups co-hosted a winter clothing, mom, and baby supply drive - and YOU HELPED! Thank you to all contributors - you helped make the event a wonderful success!

Families were in need of new or gently used winter coats, gloves, hats, mittens, blankets, socks/slippers; packages of diapers, wipes, pacifiers, onesies, etc.

ESTAR Sanos also provided health resources and support for the rural and Hispanic community during the event on Nov. 17, 2023.

Thank You! 
To everyone who so generously supported the 2023 ESTAR Sanos Winter Wear and Mother/Baby Supply Drive.


Special Thanks to the Bryan Symphony Orchestra at Tennessee Tech!

The BSO featured the ESTAR Sanos - Be Healthy initiative during their fall Symphony Social and the Oct. 1, 2023 concert celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. Contributions were made in support of the ESTAR program and its mission.

Bryan Symphony Orchestra 

Family Engagement Night | Jere Whitson Elementary

November 15, 2022

Jere Whitson eventFamily Engagement Night at Jere Whitson Elementary School in collaboration with the Cookeville Regional Medical Center (CRMC) Foundation.

This event connected the many of the families of Jere Whitson Elementary (approximately 350 / parent/guardians and children were in attendance) to resources in the Upper Cumberland. Families gathered for an evening of fun health education activities.

Joining the ESTAR Sanos team were local agencies including the Upper Cumberland Development District (UCDD) and the Putnam County Health Department.

ESTAR Sanos Team


L-R: Luisa Groundland, event volunteer; school of nursing graduate assistants Trevor Eason, Taylor Blanton, and Tai Hintz; Professor Melissa Geist, Lab Coordinator Cary Cass; students - Liezl Laurel, Camila Canalejo Medina, and Esmeralda Francisco-Moreno; and, Associate Professor Mark Groundland

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