A UTHSC-trained health coach advises a patient with diabetes in this undated photo.  The new ShelbyCares will open at the third facility, modeled after the UTHSC Uptown Health Hub pilot, in February.

County to launch ShelbyCares Health Initiative, facility in February

By February 2023, the Shelby County Government plans to launch ShelbyCares on 3research and developmentWith the goal of connecting Shelby County residents with health coaches and primary care providers.

The program, which builds on a pioneering foundation at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, is part of Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris’ Commitment to Healthcare priority during the last four years of his administration.

“We think if there are more people connected to a doctor — just someone you can call when something isn’t feeling right and who can tell you to come in — we think that can help save lives, change lives, and change the course of Memphis and Shelby County,” said Memphis and Shelby County. Daniel Inez, director of the Shelby County Office of Innovation and Performance Analysis and one of the pioneers of the ShelbyCares project.

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