Knox County Tennessee

Our 2012/2013 Annual Report is now available

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Letter from KCHD Director Dr. Martha Buchanan

In 1948, the World Health Organization defined health as “a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being—not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” This broad understanding of health drives our work whether we’re monitoring the air, building partnerships, investigating disease outbreaks, empowering communities, providing preventive health services or educating the public about good health practices.

While many of our major achievements go unseen - the outbreaks that didn’t happen and the lives not lost to preventable chronic diseases or injuries - many more achievements are tangible and measurable, and are outlined in this annual report. As you’ll see, much of our work centers on creating an environment where everyone has the opportunity to be healthy. Evidence shows we can expect some of the biggest public health returns by creating environments that make the healthy choice the easy choice. We must not only help build a community that values health, but also a culture that supports it.

This report is organized by the four main priorities that were identified in our strategic planning process. Created to help us provide the best public health service possible for our community, these strategic priorities help illustrate how each program or initiative relates to the big picture.

We’ve accomplished a great deal this year, and we look forward to taking on the challenges that lie ahead. I welcome any feedback you may have about the programs and initiatives outlined in this report. Please feel free to contact me directly at 865-215-5273.

Sincerely,
Dr. Martha Buchanan
Director, KCHD

Click here to download the 2012/2013 Annual Report.

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Knox County Tennessee - Health Department

Main Clinic
140 Dameron Ave,
Knoxville, TN 37917
865-215-5000

Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Please Note:

On the first Wednesday of every month (except August), all KCHD offices and clinics are closed in the morning for staff in-service. On these days, the main location (140 Dameron Ave.) will open at 11 a.m. and the West Clinic (1028 Old Cedar Bluff) will open at 11:30 a.m.
On the third Wednesday of every month, KCHD clinics (Women's Health, COE, CDC, Dental, TIC, Immunizations, COVID clinic and West) are closed in the morning for staff clinical education. On these days, the main location will open at 10 a.m. and the West Clinic will open at 10:30 a.m.
*All other offices will open at 8 a.m.

Infant and childhood immunizations as well as adult vaccines by appointment ONLY. Please call 865-215-5950.

1028 Old Cedar Bluff
Knoxville, TN 37923
865-215-5950

Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

On the first Wednesday of every month (except August), all KCHD offices and clinics are closed in the morning for staff in-service. On these days, the main location (140 Dameron Ave.) will open at 11 a.m. and the West Clinic (1028 Old Cedar Bluff) will open at 11:30 a.m.

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