Knox County Tennessee

Maternal and Infant Health

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We work with families to provide guidance, resources, and access to health department programs to build “Strong Babies”. In addition, we work to reduce disease and death among mothers and babies, with special attention to reducing accidental infant deaths. Learn more about maternal and infant health topics and how to make your baby a strong baby with our resources below.

With a baby coming into the world, it's an important time for everyone involved. From guidance on prenatal care to resources on how to stop smoking or using drugs, pregnant individuals and their support systems can benefit from extra guidance, tips, and resources to help build stronger moms and babies.


Important Maternal and Infant Health Highlights

1. Safe Sleep

Practicing safe sleep habits will protect your baby against dangers that can happen while asleep, whether at naptime or overnight. Click here to view more details.

2. Black Maternal Health

Our team works with community partners to bring awareness and advance the conversation about the maternal health crisis in our minority populations.

  • Each year in the United States, about 700 people die during pregnancy or in the year after. Black women are three times more likely to die from a pregnancy-related cause than white women, with multiple factors contributing to these disparities.
  • Follow our social media accounts for more information about Black Maternal Health Week in April.

3. Strong Baby Campaign

The Strong Baby project is an effort to promote healthier families and infants by encouraging families to stay up to date with immunizations, stay tobacco and drug free during and after pregnancy, practice safe sleep for their infant and more! Visit Strongbabyknox.org for more information.

KCHD has programs in place to assist families in need before, during and after pregnancy.

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Baby & Me Tobacco Free program is for those who are pregnant and interested in quitting tobacco use. In addition, participants are eligible for diaper vouchers!

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WIC is a nutrition program that helps the whole family learn about eating well and staying healthy with healthy food, helpful advice, food assistance and referrals to community resources.

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CHANT helps get you in touch with the resources your family needs, including rent, utilities, clothing, diapers, domestic violence, children with special healthcare needs, depression, unsafe sleep environments and more.

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Parents As Teachers is a prenatal to Kindergarten program that helps parents learn how to be their child’s first and most influential teacher, ensuring their young children are healthy, safe and ready to learn.

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KAPPI works to promote adolescent health, including teen pregnancy and improving services available for pregnant and parenting adolescents. Visit Knox Teen Health to learn more.

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The Fetal Infant Mortality Review (FIMR) program provides support, resource referrals, and information to parents and families whose lives have been affected by the tragic death of an infant or loss of a pregnancy. This helps develop initiatives to reduce and prevent infant deaths.

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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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