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Cempa Will Offer Permanent COVID-19 Testing Sites

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – Cempa Community Care is operating permanent Covid-19 testing sites beginning this week. The two sites will be held at Alleo Health on Oakwood Drive and La Paz Chattanooga on Bailey Avenue. The permanent testing site hours will be expanded from Monday through Friday starting next week. Cory Howard tells us “This week…

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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…

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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…

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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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Cempa Community Care To Offer Free Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing In Chattanooga And Cleveland

Cempa Community Care will offer free drive-thru COVID-19 testing this week. Free Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing at Redemption to the Nations Church Tuesday 3-6 p.m. Redemption to the Nations Church, 1908 Bailey Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37404 Cleveland Testing at Peerless Road Church Wednesday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Peerless Road Church, 3301 Peerless Rd. NW, Cleveland,…

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COVID-19 makes racial health disparities more pronounced in Chattanooga

The latest data about a new disease is underlining the decades-old saying. “When white people catch a cold, Black people catch the flu,” said LaDarius Price, community outreach specialist at Cempa Community Care. “That’s the absolute reality for a lot of us.” Before the coronavirus pandemic, Price spent years working to address health inequalities in the…

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