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    2013 Community Health Needs Assessment – Knox County


    The Community Health Needs Assessment provides a roadmap to help communities reach their destination of a healthier place to call home. Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center is hopeful that the Together! Healthy Knox initiative will be a catalyst for meaningful collaboration and action as we address some of the most important health improvement opportunities facing Knox County.

    The Affordable Care Act requires not-for-profit hospitals to conduct a needs assessment every three years and to create an Implementation Plan to address the significant findings.  This effort will assist us in “connecting the dots” between Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center’s resources and the needs of the community, identifying additional resources, and engaging with our community partners in initiatives that benefit Knox County residents.


    Our Assessment Partners

    Together! Healthy Knox logoThis process could not have been done without the leadership of the Knox County Health Department and the Together! Healthy Knox Leadership Team.  Their expertise, use of the MAPP process, meeting facilitation and guidance ultimately resulted in the most comprehensive health assessment process ever undertaken in Knox County.  We deeply appreciate their commitment to the assessment process and we are happy to be included as a partner.


    BikeWalk TN
    Boys and Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley
    Butler, Vines and Babb, PLLC
    Cherokee Health Systems
    Child and Family Tennessee
    City Council
    City of Knoxville Community Development
    City of Knoxville Disability Resources
    City of Knoxville Fire Department
    City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation
    City of Knoxville Public Services
    City of Knoxville Purchasing
    Community Action Committee Office on Aging
    Covenant Health
    East Tennessee Children’s Hospital
    East Tennessee Green Building Council
    Emerald Youth Foundation
    FAITH Coalition
    Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center
    Greene & Associates
    Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities
    Helen Ross McNabb Center
    Heska Amuna Synagogue
    Highlands Health Management, Inc.
    HoLa Hora Latina
    Home Federal Bank
    Interfaith Health Clinic
    KDL Pathology
    Keep Knoxville Beautiful
    Knox Area Project Access
    Knox Area Rescue Ministries
    Knox Area Urban League
    Knox County Government
    Knox County Health Department
    Knox County Parks and Recreation
    Knox County School Board
    Knox County Schools Coordinated School Health
    Knoxville Academy of Medicine
    Knoxville Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
    Knoxville Area Coalition on Childhood Obesity
    Knoxville Area Transit
    Knoxville Chamber
    Knoxville Police Department
    Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization
    Knoxville Track Club
    Knoxville/Knox County Metropolitan Planning Commission
    Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation
    League of Women Voters Knoxville-Knox County
    Legacy Parks Foundation
    Legal Aid of East Tennessee
    MEDIC Regional Blood Center
    Mental Health Association of East Tennessee
    Metropolitan Drug Commission
    Park & Leisure Services, Town of Farragut
    Parkwest Medical Center
    Pellissippi State Community College
    Rural/Metro
    South College School of Pharmacy
    Summit Medical Group
    Tennessee Clean Water Network
    Tennova Healthcare
    United Way of Greater Knoxville
    United Healthcare Community Plan
    University Health System
    University of Tennessee Center for Public Health
    University of Tennessee College of Law
    University of Tennessee College of Nursing
    University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy
    University of Tennessee Health Science Center
    University of Tennessee Medical Center
    University of Tennessee Nutrition Department
    University of Tennessee Psychology Department
    Wellness Roundtable
    YMCA of East Tennessee


    Assessment Components...

    2013 Community Health Needs Assessment - Knox County
    Knox County at a Glance
    Healthy Knox and MAPP
    Assessment Data and Key Priorities
    Community Engagement Plan
    Acknowledgments