The data collection phase of the assessment for Together! Healthy Knox consisted of four components completed during 2010 and 2011.

The Covenant Health hospitals in Knox County, Parkwest Medical Center and Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, participated in assessments 2 – 4.

2010 Summary Community Health Status Assessment
2010 Summary Community Themes and Strengths Assessment
2011 Local Public Health System Assessment
2011 Forces of Change Assessment

Once all four assessments were complete and the reports available, the T!HK Leadership team convened to distill the information into priority issues for health improvement. Three overarching strategic issues emerged.

  1. Vision RingsHow can we achieve equitable health outcomes for all community members?
  2. How can we create a sustainable network of partnerships that effectively contributes to improved community health
  3. How can we position health as a consideration in community policy and planning decisions?