Jean Carney

Jean was a community leader in the 1960s and 1970s in and around Brownsville, Rossville, and Stanton in west Tennessee.  With help from the health fairs conducted by Student Health Coalition, including students from Meharry and Vanderbilt, Jean helped ensure the establishment of the first primary care clinic in Stanton, Tennessee.  To this day, she remains active in local politics and advocacy for health care for all.

 

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Challenges facing nurse practitioners

Outside the old clinic building of what used to be Douglas Community Health Center, Margaret Ecker and Jean Carney discuss the multitude of challenges facing nurse practitioners and what legislative movement’s been made to overcome adversity of such restrictive practice.… Continued

Pushback against Douglas Community Health Center

Jean Carney shares how rhetoric against the black-run Douglas Community Health Center manifested as several false accusations and presented various legal challenges to both the clinic and associated nurse practitioners.   Full footage of Jean Carney at the old Douglas… Continued

Behind the scenes at Douglas Community Health Center

Jean Carney reminisces the early days of Douglas Community Health Center in Stanton, Tennessee. Following a brief overview of the clinic’s architectural layout and functional operations, she delves into the impact of race relations on healthcare at the time.  … Continued

Jean Carney on the motivation to build the Stanton, Tennessee health clinic

Reflections of Jean Carney, recorded in October 2017, on the history of the Stanton, Tennessee health clinic. In the clip, Carney talks about how segregation created healthcare disparities in her community. Continued
 

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