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Educating Mothers, Babies, and Communities

Improving the well-being of mothers, infants and children is an important community health goal for the Knox County Health Department. Their well-being determines the health of the next generation and can help predict future public health challenges for families, communities and the health care system. The Strong Baby project is an effort to promote healthier families and infants.

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Early prenatal care now
Safe sleep now
Eat healthier now
Quit smoking now
Annual check-ups now
for a stronger baby later.

Strong Babies

Immunizations, checkups, nutrition, and more

Strong Moms

Breastfeeding, pregnancy, postnatal care, and more

Strong Communities

Health equity in our local Knoxville community

Safe Sleep

Learn the ABCs of sleep to reduce the risk of SIDS

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Health Equity in Our Community

As a public health agency, we work to promote and protect the health of everyone in our community. We track and monitor diseases, conduct extensive health education and outreach, provide and connect people with care, enforce food safety and air quality laws and regulations, prepare for public health emergencies, and more — all with the goal to ensure the conditions in which every Knox County resident can be healthy.

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