Horace Pulse, B.S.
Horace Pulse Jr. is a proud member of the Tennessee Department of Mental Health Division of Substance Abuse Services. He started his career as a intern with the Department in the summer of 2002. In August of the same year, he accepted a position with the Department as a Managed Care Consultant. As a Managed Care consultant, he provided technical assistance and program management to the medical detox facilities and methadone clinics statewide. Also in this role, Horace was instrumental in helping plan the State of Tennessee’s first Buprenorphine training. Eight years later, Horace joined the Department of Health’s Bureau of Family Health and Wellness where he served as a Health Educator in the Diabetes and Tobacco Prevention Section. As a Health Educator, Horace was able to work closely with the Regional Health Departments, spreading diabetes awareness and education through the Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshops. Horace also supplied technical assistance to all the Regional Tobacco Educators by administering trainings on the following tobacco cessation and control topics: tobacco free policies, types of tobacco products, effects of secondhand smoke and thirdhand smoke exposure, tobacco marketing tactics, and electronic nicotine delivery systems. In 2016, Horace made his homecoming return to the Tennessee Department of Mental Health Division of Substance Abuse Services joining the Office of Prevention and Early Intervention Services. Currently he is the Assistance Director in the Office of Prevention and Early Intervention Services delivering technical assistance and programmatic oversight to the Substance Use Prevention Coalitions and the Tennessee Preventions Network Provider.
- Learning about the Substance Abuse Crises in Tennessee.
- Understanding activities that State Funded Prevention Programs implement.
- Understanding what State funded programs are available.