Knox County Tennessee

Community Health Assessment

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The Knox County Health Department’s Community Health Assessment offers a detailed look at the state of health in Knox County and is released every five years. KCHD conducted its first Community Health Assessment in 2010 and the third Community Health Assessment was released in 2020. The Abridged 2023 Community Health Assessment released in early 2024. It was conducted to determine the most significant health issues that Knox County residents say they are experiencing since the COVID-19 pandemic. The Abridged 2023 Community Health Assessment highlights five priority health issues, determined through key informant interviews, focus groups, and surveys within the community. The next Community Health Assessment will be the 2024/2025 iteration.

The Community Health Assessment is a key part of KCHD’s strategic plan to improve health in Knox County and will be used to inform and monitor the organization’s efforts. The assessment is also used by a variety of groups, including medical providers, nonprofit organizations, and hospitals, to inform their work as well. In addition, this report serves as the basis for the Community Health Council's health improvement plan, which lists priority health issues for Knox County, as well as how best to address them as a community.

  • Click here to download the Abridged 2023 Community Health Assessment.
  • Click here to download the 2019/2020 Community Health Assessment.
  • Click here to download the 2014/2015 Community Health Assessment.
  • Click here to download a printable version of the 2014/2015 assessment.

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Call: 865-215-5555

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Call 865-215-5093

On the first Wednesday of every month, 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.

Clinics will also open at 10:30 a.m. (Main location) and 11 a.m. (West Clinic) on the following Wednesdays: April 17 and July 17. All other offices will open at 8 a.m.