To protect patients through identification, intervention, rehabilitation, and the provision of advocacy/support for physicians and other health professionals impaired by addictive disease, mental or emotional illness. In response to requests from hospitals, physician groups and family members, the TMF has reshaped the program to assist health professionals, their families, and healthcare entities and organizations with a wider range of problems. They include stress, burnout, work conflict, and behavioral health problems. The TMF also provides education statewide on impairment and wellness issues; it also assists medical schools in Tennessee with programs targeted at medical students and residents. These programs are primarily educational, but they also aid medical school faculty in identifying students and residents afflicted with the disease of chemical dependency.