Health Education

STEP TN Provides Overdose Awareness + Education at Cempa

“Overdose” sounds like an ugly term — but an overdose doesn’t always mean someone has died. Experiencing an overdose means someone’s drug dosage is over a typical amount. Through Cempa Community Care’s STEP TN program, individuals have access to a syringe and needle exchange program, as well as life-saving medications to reverse an overdose.  Founded…

COVID-19 Updates

Free Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing On Tuesday At Redemption To The Nations Church

Cempa Community Care will offer free drive-thru COVID-19 testing on Tuesday from 3-6 p.m. at Redemption to the Nations Church, 1908 Bailey Ave. in Chattanooga. Partner organizations are Cempa Community Care, LifeSpring Community Health, the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga, La Paz Chattanooga and Alleo Health System. Testing is available to the general public without…

Cempa News

Social Impact Heroes: How Shannon Stephenson of Cempa Community Care Is Helping To Improve The Health Of The Chattanooga Community

Shannon Stephenson is the Chief Executive Officer of Cempa Community Care, formerly Chattanooga CARES. Shannon comes from a background in regulatory compliance, public health and safety, business administration, and emergency management. Shannon has a proven track record as a pioneer in cultivating the values of an organization to lead it to success. As an innovative and…

COVID-19 Updates

COVID cases among Hispanic community fall

HAMILTON COUNTY, Tenn. — New data from both the Hamilton County Health Department and CEMPA testing show that positive COVID-19 cases among Hispanic people in the county are declining. Part of the reason for this could be new community partnerships and new efforts to bring COVID-19 information to the Latinx community in a way that is accessible. Last…

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