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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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Cempa Brings Mobile COVID-19 Testing to Underserved Neighborhoods and Rural Areas in Chattanooga

Cempa Community Care has been fighting infectious diseases since the organization’s inception 34 years ago. When COVID-19 started to affect people in Chattanooga, Hamilton County, and the surrounding region, Cempa’s leadership team jumped into action. People impacted by COVID-19 in the Chattanooga region have made headlines, from the most affected zip codes to individuals who…

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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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Shannon Stephenson – 20 Under 40

Cempa CEO, Shannon Stephenson has been featured in Chatter Magazine’s 20 Under 40! Check out some highlights from her interview below and read the article in its entirety here. Shannon Stephenson, 37 CEO, Cempa Community Care; Owner, Vertical Consult and Academy VC; Member, Mayor [Berke]’s Joint COVID-19 Task Force; Chair, Community Testing Subcommittee; 2019 Champion…

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Cempa Celebrates Pride Month + Dining Out For Life

Cempa Community Care remains committed to providing equal and equitable access to healthcare and support services, including in marginalized communities. We’re committed to supporting the LGBTQ communities in all the work we do. Join Cempa Community Care in celebrating Pride Month this June.  Pride Month celebrations in 2019 marked 50 years since the 1969 Stonewall…

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