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Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention and Positive Youth Development

KAPPI, based at the Knox County Health Department, is part of a state wide effort to address the problem of teen pregnancy and parenting among youth.  The community coalition has been working on teen issues for the past 17 years in Knox County. KAPPI represents 33 organizations that collaborate on a regular basis to address the issues surrounding teen pregnancy and parenting.  The mission of KAPPI is to prevent adolescent pregnancy while improving services available for pregnant and parenting adolescents. Abstinence is the most responsible and effective means of preventing pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, and should be strongly encouraged.  However, it is recognized that some adolescents may become pregnant in spite of these efforts.  Work must be done to insure that needed health, educational, vocational, and social services are accessible to these adolescents and their children.

Standing meetings for Coalitions (times, dates, places): 
KAPPI meeting, 3rd Tuesday of every month, 12:00 noon.
KAPPI Sub-committees:

  • Education
  • Awareness
  • Special Projects

List Healthy People 2020 topic area(s) and objective(s)
This project targets three healthy people objectives related to sexual health:

  • Reduce pregnancy rates among adolescent females aged 15-17 and 18-19
  • Increase proportion of adolescent females and males aged 15-17 years who have never had sexual intercourse
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease – Reduce gonorrhea rates for females and males aged 15-44

KAPPI outreach in the community:
Schools
Reality Works Infant simulators
Drug, Fetal Alcohol and Shaken baby simulators
Resource trunks for teachers
mybodymyfuture.com
TTOPS Annual Conference for teens
mybodymyfuture programs

Community
October…Let’s Talk Month for Parents
Community Fairs
Faith Trunks
Summer Camp
mybodymyfuture club

Contact phone and email:
Judy Roitman
Community Assessment & Health Promotion
Knox County Health Department
140 Dameron Avenue
Knoxville, TN  37917
865-215-5545
judith.roitman@knoxcounty.org

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

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

On Friday, June 23, the Knox County Health Department, its two area clinics, and all affiliated offices will be closing early for a staff event. The main clinic (140 Dameron Ave.) will close at 3:30, while Teague Clinic and West Clinic will close at 3 p.m. All three locations will re-open as scheduled Monday, June 26 at 8 a.m. If you have any questions, please call the KCHD at 865-215-5000.
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., opens at 10 a.m. The Teague, 405 Dante Rd., and West, 1028 Old Cedar Bluff, Clinics open at 10:30 a.m.

405 Dante Road
Knoxville, TN 37918
865-215-5500

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

All KCHD offices and clinics are closed in the morning on the first Wednesday of every month for staff in-service. The main location, 140 Dameron Ave., opens at 10 a.m. The Teague, 405 Dante Rd., and West, 1028 Old Cedar Bluff, locations open at 10:30 a.m.

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

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

All KCHD offices and clinics are closed in the morning on the first Wednesday of every month for staff in-service. The main location, 140 Dameron Ave., opens at 10 a.m. The Teague, 405 Dante Rd., and West, 1028 Old Cedar Bluff, locations open at 10:30 a.m.

Map Of All Clinics
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