Tag: social determinants of health

UTHSC’s White-Means Receives $298,368 Grant To Study Poverty-Health Connection in Primary Care Delivery


Shelley White-Means, PhD, a professor of health economics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, is the principal investigator of a $298,368 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to examine whether health outcomes for low-income individuals will improve if primary care delivery focuses not only on physical and mental health, but also… Read More

UTHSC Mobile Food Pantry Addressing Food Insecurity in the Community


More than 350 families received fresh produce, meat, and dry goods Thursday as part of the first mobile food pantry hosted by the UTHSC Office of Student Affairs and Community Engagement (SACE) in partnership with the UTHSC Shelby County Relative Caregiver Program and the Mid-South Food Bank. “The collaboration of all teams involved was nothing… Read More

UTHSC Researcher’s Career Focused on Reducing Health Disparities in her Hometown


Shelley White-Means always thought she’d be a CPA. That is, until a friend in college challenged her to dream. “He said, ‘Shelley, do you really want to crunch numbers all day long? What do you really want to do?’ ” she recalled. That got her thinking about her hometown of Memphis and its many problems… Read More