Addressing the problems of teen pregnancy, KAPPI (Knox Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Initiative) is based at the Knox County Health Department and is part of a statewide effort. More
Resources for mothers and the greater community, this section includes information on a Community Breastfeeding Resources guide, Breastfeeding Welcomed Here business pledge, the Knox Breastfriends support group, as well as the prenatal breastfeeding education and counseling toolkit and the TN Breastfeeding hotline. More
Helping participants learn how proper diet, medication, stress management and exercise can keep you healthier. More
Having a healthy pregnancy is one of the best ways to promote a healthy birth. Prenatal care should begin in the first trimester of your pregnancy and continue with regular visits throughout your pregnancy as recommended by your physician. More.
Works to establish and ensure public health preparedness and effective response capability to infectious disease outbreaks, bioterrorism, public health threats and other emergencies.
Conducting surveillance and follow-up investigations of 54 diseases that are reportable by law in Tennessee. More
Five Points Up is a community-led organization consisting of individuals and leaders from East Knoxville. The group's mission is to reduce health inequities in the Five Points neighborhood by beautifying and unifying East Knoxville. More
Just like good nutrition, exercise and regular checkups, vaccines play a vital role in keeping you healthy throughout your life – from childhood through your senior years. more.
Read more about this condition as well as the resources available in our community. More.
Coupling policies for nutrition and physical activity with role modeling to improve the health of youth who are at high-risk for developing unhealthy lifestyle and eating behaviors. More
During pregnancy, your baby is counting on you for the nutrients he or she needs to grow healthy and strong. Read more about the types and quantities of foods you should have and avoid during pregnancy. More.
Focusing on things you can do before and between pregnancies to increase the chances of having a healthy baby. More.
Babies born before the start of the 37th week of pregnancy are considered premature or preterm, and prematurity is the leading cause of infant death in Knox County. Learn how to prevent preterm births. More.
Addressing senior fall prevention and health as well as injury prevention. More
The Knox County Safe Routes to School Partnership works to make it safer, easier and more fun for kids to get to and from school under their own power. More
By promoting the ABCs of Safe Sleep, we can prevent infant deaths related to unsafe sleeping conditions. It’s important for parents, grandparents and anyone who cares for an infant to understand these simple steps. More
Promoting healthier families and infants. Learn more about this project and what all of us can do to make sure our community is full of strong babies. More.
TennCare Kids provides checkups and health care services for children who have TennCare. The goal of the program is to increase the number of children in Tennessee who receive preventive health screenings. More
Providing information, education and programming for prevention, tobacco use cessation and secondhand smoke awareness. More
Building a diverse, vibrant community that nurtures good health and quality of life. More
Offering services, program development and technical support to help prevent rape, sexual assault and other forms of interpersonal violence in Knox County. More
Providing educational materials, support and guidance to assist employers in making well choices for and with their employees. More
Whether you realize it or not, public health is all around us. More
Bringing together a diverse group of high school students from across Knox County who demonstrate strong leadership skills, a commitment to the community and an interest in health-related issues...More