Make Time for Mental Health Awareness

Millions of people are affected by mental health and behavioral health issues every year. One in five adults in the U.S. struggles with a mental illness, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). During May, Cempa Community Care and its healthcare providers recognize Mental Health Awareness month to end the stigma around mental…


Cempa Community Care Welcomes Nurse Practitioner Amy Farlett

Cempa Community Care announces the addition of Amy Farlett, MSN, FNP-C, to its team of medical providers. Ms. Farlett, who has resided in Chattanooga with her family since 2006, joined Cempa in January, after spending years actively working to promote better health outcomes in the area. She began her career as an obstetrics nurse at…


Trump Program Broadens Access to HIV Prevention Meds

There is still a lack of knowledge regarding PrEP and its use in the general primary care setting, according to Stephenson.  “Most primary care doctors are hesitant to write the prescription because they are unfamiliar with the guidelines,” she says. “There are also barriers for both uninsured and under insured patients who see their provider…


Letter from Shannon Stephenson, CEO

As the year comes to a close and a new year is about to begin, I would like to reflect on the accomplishments of 2017. In 2017 with the expansion of our mission, Chattanooga CARES began providing services to those affected by Hepatitis C and Sexually Transmitted Infections. This development included offering PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis),…



Chattanooga, Tennessee – The first of December is marked each year as World AIDS Day. This day is set aside to reflect on the impact of HIV/AIDS and memorialize those lives we lost to the virus. This year the Southeast Tennessee Council for HIV/AIDS Care and Prevention (CHACP), in collaboration with Channels of Love Ministries,…

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