Terry Jo Bichell
Tennessee State Ambassador
Terry Jo Bichell
What's Happening Now?
Would you like to volunteer to assist in hosting a local community awareness event? Do you have an opportunity for Tennessee’s Rare Action Network to attend your event? Contact your State Ambassador today and learn more. Please check back regularly for news of upcoming events and activities in Tennessee.
Vanderbilt Undiagnosed Disease Network
The Undiagnosed Diseases Network (UDN) is a research study funded by the National Institutes of Health Common Fund, made up of medical and research centers across the United States working to improve diagnosis and care of patients with undiagnosed diseases. Through this study, we hope to both help individual patients and families and contribute to the understanding of how the human body works.
Due to the complex nature of the body and the diseases being investigated, we cannot accept all applicants into the study. However, we do fully review all applications we receive. For more information about the UDN and the application process, please visit: https://ww2.mc.vanderbilt.edu/undiagnosed/
In order to make meaningful change in the lives of rare disease patients and their families in the state of Tennessee, we need you! Become active with the Rare Action Network by joining and utilizing the resources available on this website to take action and create change.
State Report Card
In this third edition of NORD’s State Policy Report Card we are seeking to expand our analysis to more issues that affect the rare disease community while also providing a more targeted analysis of policies analyzed in previous editions of the report.
Scoring for State Policies
A: State policy meets all desired standards. An A grade is considered the model policy that other states should seek to enact.
B: State policy meets most, but not all desired standards
C: State policy on the given issue meets minimum standards
D: State has some policy in place, but it does not meet the standards of higher tiers
F: State has no policy provision for the relevant issue
Julie Mix McPeak, Commissioner
Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance (TDCI)
Davy Crockett Tower Twelfth Floor
500 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, Tennessee 37243-0565
Email for Assistance: CIS.Complaints@tn.gov
State Health Insurance Consumer Assistance Program
Vickie Trice, Director of Consumer Insurance Services
Consumer Assistance Program Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
1-800-342-4029 (inside Tennessee)
310 Great Circle Rd.
Nashville, TN 37243
Email for Assistance: Tenn.Care@tn.gov
Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
Children’s Health Coverage Resources