Men’s health across Tennessee is trending toward improvement, according to the 2020 Tennessee Men’s Health Report Card, but racial and geographic disparities persist.
Compiled by Vanderbilt University’s Center for Research on Men’s Health in cooperation with Vanderbilt University Medical Center, the Tennessee Department of Health, Meharry Medical College and the Tennessee Men’s Health Network, the TMHRC reports the state of health and well-being in men across Tennessee and is used to guide policy advocacy and practices across the state. Among key findings:
- From 2014 to 2018, men had higher rates of death caused by opioid overdose than women, and white men’s opioid overdose rate was almost twice that of Black men;
- Men in East Tennessee had higher rates of opioid overdose death than men in Middle or West Tennessee;