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Guest columnist Paul Campbell Erwin discusses a model for health assessment developed by the East Tennessee Region of the Tennessee Department of Health.
Address correspondence to: Paul Campbell Erwin, MD, MPH, Tennessee Department of Health, 1522 Cherokee Trail, Knoxville, TN 37920. Telephone: 423-546-9221; Fax: 423-594-5738; e-mail: email@example.com.
The author wishes to acknowledge Jason Little, who substantially revised the original Health Assessment of the East Tennessee Region in 1997; and Stephanie Hall for her careful review and comments on an earlier draft.
Paul Campbell Erwin, MD, MPH,is Regional Director, Department of Health, East Tennessee Region, Knoxville, Tennessee.
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