Knox County Tennessee

Healthy Living

Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention

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

Breastfeeding Support

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

Diabetes Management Series

Helping participants learn how proper diet, medication, stress management and exercise can keep you healthier. More

Early Prenatal Care

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.

Emergency Preparedness

Works to establish and ensure public health preparedness and effective response capability to infectious disease outbreaks, bioterrorism, public health threats and other emergencies.

Epidemiology Program

Conducting surveillance and follow-up investigations of 54 diseases that are reportable by law in Tennessee. More

Five Points Up

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

Healthy Habits

Promoting physical activity, breastfeeding and healthy eating at childcare centers through staff education and system and environmental changes. Environmental changes are made to the physical environment of a space. System changes are made to change the rules of an organization to promote healthy lifestyles. 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.

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS)

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

Nutrition Guidelines for Pregnant Women

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.

Preconception health and health care

Focusing on things you can do before and between pregnancies to increase the chances of having a healthy baby. More.

Premature Births

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.

Senior Fall Prevention/Unintentional Injuries

Addressing senior fall prevention and health as well as injury prevention. More

Safe Routes to School

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

The ABCs of safe sleep for your baby

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

Strong Baby Project

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.

Tobacco Use Prevention and Control

Providing information, education and programming for prevention, tobacco use cessation and secondhand smoke awareness. More

Together! Healthy Knox

Building a diverse, vibrant community that nurtures good health and quality of life. More

Violence Prevention

Offering services, program development and technical support to help prevent rape, sexual assault and other forms of interpersonal violence in Knox County. More

Worksite Wellness

Providing educational materials, support and guidance to assist employers in making well choices for and with their employees. More

What is public health?

Whether you realize it or not, public health is all around us. More

Have Questions?
Call: 865-215-5555

Need to report a public
health emergency?

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.