About Community Health Access and Navigation in Tennessee

CHANT is an integrated model of care coordination provided through the local health departments. The program provides enhanced patient-centered engagement, assistance with navigating complex systems, and care coordination of medical and social service needs. Families and individuals are connected to available resources which may include reimbursement for medical services and assistance with co-pays, deductibles, and co-insurance for children and youth with physical disabilities. (CSS Link

Goals for the CHANT program include increasing EPSDT rates, medical and dental home access, pregnancy, birth, maternal and child outcomes, and positively impact overall outcomes related to social determinants of health. 

Who is eligible?

Individuals eligible for CHANT include:

  • Pregnant and postpartum adolescents and women
  • Children (Birth - 21 years)
  • Children and Youth with Special Healthcare Needs (Birth - 21 years)

The CHANT program is located in each of the 95 Tennessee County Health Departments. Referrals are accepted from all medical providers and social service agencies.  Self-referrals to CHANT are also accepted. The CHANT referral form may be accessed here

For more information on the CHANT program, please contact Kristen T. Gentry at kristen.t.gentry@tn.gov or call 615-979-5297.