The Congregational Health and Educational Network (CHEN) recognizes that education is the primary social determinant of health. The network was created to steer resources to the underserved of our community for the purpose of furthering educational attainment.
More than 40% of our patients arrive at our doors without the resources to afford their own healthcare, much less living expenses or proper nutrition. Nashville General Hospital Foundation works to support these and other individuals in need in our community.
Nashville General Hospital provides comprehensive care for all of the patients we serve. The Food Pharmacy demonstrates this by addressing the food insecurity of NGH patients and the community through the provision of no-cost, nutritious foods, including fresh produce and shelf-stable foods. The program initially focused on disease self-management for chronically ill and cancer patients and has expanded its scope to include Davidson County’s food insecure – individuals who are unable to access nutritious food in their communities. The idea of “food as medicine” responds to the specific dietary needs of patients with certain diagnoses.
Metro Employee Healthcare Incentive Program
The Metro Employee Healthcare Incentive Program works to aid Metro employees, dependents and pensioners in obtaining high-quality healthcare without incurring out-of-pocket expenses.
School of Health Sciences
As the only hospital-based school in Middle Tennessee, the NGH School of Health Sciences provides students with up-to-date classes that prepare them to take on a career in health sciences.