About Chronic Disease Management

Several programs are available to all West Tennesseans who need help managing their chronic diseases.

Hardeman County Community Health Center

HCCHC is a federally-qualified health center partnered with GrowWell to provide coordination of health services and education about managing chronic conditions, specifically diabetes. These services usually take place while visiting the clinic to see your healthcare provider. A wide-range of assistance is available at no additional cost including:

  • Coordination of services to help get patients to the right doctors or specialists
  • Education to help improve the health of adults with diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure or any other chronic conditions
  • Assistance with being able to afford medications and education to understand the medications prescribed by the doctor
  • Health counseling available in Hardeman, Henderson and Stanton Health Centers
  • A variety of group education and cooking classes are also held regularly

Paris and Henry County Healthcare Foundation

Henry County provides similar health education and disease management for chronic conditions, specifically obesity-related conditions such as heart disease, hypertension, and diabetes. Education and services are provided by an LPN Community Health Specialist in conjunction with your healthcare provider and healthcare team.

The Chronic Disease Management program at Henry County also provides quarterly health screenings to determine disease states and improvements. Testing is free of charge and includes such things as fasting blood sugar, total cholesterol, LDL, HDL, triglycerides, and hemoglobin A1c (if indicated). A personalized education plan is formulated for each person based on identified needs.

Group education sessions are also available as need arises including things such as cooking, food budgeting, meal planning, quitting smoking and health eating.

These services are available for all West Tennesseans at these locations.

Free community health screenings are available throughout West TN, look for advertisements for GrowWell in your area.

Meet the Staff

  • Janice Berryman, RN

    Hardeman County Community Health Center

    Care Navigator

  • Tina Umstead, LPN

    Paris and Henry County Healthcare Foundation

    Community Health Specialist