Monday, April 13, 2009

Together! Healthy Knox

The community-wide launch of Together! Healthy Knox will be today, April 13, in conjunction with a three-part, consecutive-day series about health in Knox County on the Knoxville News Sentinel, which began Sunday, April 12th.

What are the major health concerns in your neighborhood? What needs to happen to improve health and quality of life in Knox County? Through Together! Healthy Knox, your answers to these questions will be an important piece in creating a community-wide plan for better health. Knox County Health Department is launching Together! Healthy Knox and anyone who lives, works, worships or plays in Knox County can take part. The ultimate goal is to achieve a community in which every person is a healthy person.

To get started on this path to better health for our community, we invite you to visit to take the Together! Healthy Knox survey. While you browse the site, you can also sign up for a focus group or participate in a discussion board. Your input and opinions are key to helping identify the top health issues in Knox County because, in the coming months, a community-wide partnership will be formed to develop an action plan to make a lasting and positive impact on the health priorities you help identify.

No single person or agency can make a community healthy. It will take us all working together! Your participation is important to the success of Together! Healthy Knox. Visit or call 215-5549 for more information, to provide your input, and to get involved in this community approach to better health.

Remember, there are two ways to participate:
Take the Knox County Health & Quality of Life Survey at
Sign up to attend one of the upcoming Health & Quality of Life Focus Groups. Find one that fits your schedule at Participants must pre-register by calling 215-5160 or 215-5180. Space is limited.

Please participate. All our voices matter.
Visit the website,, for more information.

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