The National Center for Medical Education, Development and Research aids to transform primary care training and practice to enhance models of care for vulnerable populations. This list of resources is here to empower and connect, but it is not an endorsement of any one agency, business, or provider.



Tennessee Equality Project | Works for the equality of LGBT persons through the establishment of fair and equitable laws.

Mashup Nashville | Address community needs based on research, develop strategic programming, and plan collaborative events in the Middle Tennessee area for AMSM

Brothers United | African American LGBT social and support group

Young Brothers United | African American LGBT social and support group (ages of 13-25)

Nashville CARES | Tennessee’s leading community-based AIDS service organization

Oasis Center | Social opportunities and support services for youth (up to age 25)

OutCentral | Metro-Nashville’s LGBTQIF Center

Street-Works Outreach Program | Free, confidential HIV/AIDS testing and bilingual counseling on safer sex practices

TTPC TN Transgender Political Coalition | The Tennessee Transgender Political Coalition (TTPC) is an organization designed to educate and advocate on behalf of transgender related legislation at the Federal, State, and Local levels. TTPC is dedicated to raising public awareness and building alliances with other organizations concerned with equal rights legislation.

The Tennessee Vals | The Tennessee Vals (Nashville, TN) is a non-political, educational, social, and support organization founded and designed to educate and support persons regarding transgender issues, without prejudice, regarding sexual orientation, sexual identity, or gender identity.

Trans Buddy Program | Aims to increase access to care and improve healthcare outcomes for transgender people by providing emotional support to transgender patients during healthcare visits.

Black Trans Men Inc. | Black Trans men Inc. is the 1st National Non-Profit Organization of African American trans men solely focused on acknowledgment, social advocacy, and empowering trans men with resources to aid in a healthy female to male transition.

Transgender Law Center | Transgender Law Center (TLC) is the largest national trans-led organization advocating self-determination for all people. Grounded in legal expertise and committed to racial justice, TLC employs a variety of community-driven strategies to keep transgender and gender nonconforming people alive, thriving, and fighting for liberation.


Homeless, Health and Human Needs | This book is a report prepared by a committee of experts who examined whether existing health care programs were ignoring the homeless or delivering care to them inefficiently through visits to city slums and impoverished rural areas, and through an analysis of papers written by leading scholars in the field.

2016 Medical Respite Program Directory | Descriptions of medical respite programs in the United States.

Tennessee Statewide 2-1-1 Resource Network | Please call 2-1-1 for listings of shelters in Tennessee.

National Coalition for the Homeless | A national network of people that aims to prevent and end homelessness while ensuring the immediate needs of those experiencing homelessness are met and their civil rights protected. NCH helps with health care, food and temporary, transitional, or permanent housing.

Migrant Farmworkers

The Place, Migration, and Health (PMH) Network | The Place, Migration, and Health (PMH) network, a diverse group of researchers committed to understanding the links between migration processes and the health of migrants, their families.

The National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety | The National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety – Organization that addresses health and safety issues of children exposed to hazards associated with agricultural work and rural environments. Offers numerous resources.

Worker Protection Standard | The EPA web page with detailed information on WPS.

Acute Occupational Pesticide- Related Illness in the US 1998-1999: Surveillance Findings From the SENSOR-Pesticides Program | Concern about the adverse public health and environmental effects of pesticide use is persistent. Recognizing the importance of surveillance for acute occupational pesticide-related illness, we report on surveillance for this condition across multiple states. Between 1998 and 1999, a total of 1,009 individuals with acute occupational pesticide-related illness were identified by states participating in the SENSOR-pesticides program.

Acute Pesticide-Related Illness Among Working Youths, 1988-1999 | The goal of this study was to describe acute occupational pesticide-related illnesses among youths and to provide prevention recommendations. Survey data from 8 states and from poison control center data were analyzed.

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) | Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) conducts a number of activities to help prevent or reduce the harmful effects of exposure to hazardous substances. The agency provides various services, including telling you where to find occupational and environmental health clinics.

AgiSafe Webinars | The AgriSafe Network Distance Learning Webinars aims to provide appropriate and timely training opportunities for Network members and affiliates. Through partnering with the National Rural Health Association and the Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health, the Network has been able to offer a series of fantastic speakers using the web-based Elluminate program.

Poison Control Center | 1-800-222-1222/ 24 hours per day. This service provides a primary resource for poisoning information and helps reduce costly hospital visits through in-home treatment.

Benefits for Screening for Hep C | Because HCV-infection is usually silent until very late in the course of the disease, awareness and education are essential to identify infected individuals and encourage them to seek medical attention.

Prevention of Hepatitis A | Prevention of Hepatitis A Through Active or Passive Immunization: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) MMWR 2006;55[No.RR-07].

Ventanillas de Salud Website | This program was designed to improve the physical and mental well-being of Mexicans living in the United States and to increase their access to primary and preventive health services.