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ESTAR Sanos - Be Healthy

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November 15, 2022
Family 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.


How We Started

ESTAR Sanos started in 2020 with an award from the Rebecca Tolbert Faculty Research Program. The major motivator for the initiative was vaccine hesitancy experienced by the rural and Hispanic communities in the Upper Cumberland. The ESTAR team built on this seed funding to secure $400,000 in external grants from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing and the Tennessee Department of Health.

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