Convening the community around a common vision is central to the success of improving health and to the MAPP process. The original vision for Together Healthy Knox is “building a diverse, vibrant community that nutures good health and quality of life. This vision is in essence the mission of Covenant Health and its member hospitals.

The Together Healthy Knox Initiative has expanded our network of community partners and has given us the chance to work with organization that are new to us. The assessment priorities have focused our efforts and resources on what is important to the community and what has the potential to meaningfully and measurably improve the health of Knox County. 

Parkwest Medical Center would like to thank the Knox County Health Department and the Together! Healthy Knox Leadership Team for their expertise, leadership, and collaborative efforts in convening all partners of the public health system to complete the most robust needs assessment in Knox County’s history. A special thanks to the twenty partners that made up the T!HK Leadership team:

  • Marie Alcorn, United Way
  • Kristy Altman, Knoxville Track Club
  • David Brace, City of Knoxville
  • Martha Buchanan, Knox County Health Department
  • Jim Decker, MEDIC Regional Blood Center
  • Jim Dickson, YMCA of East Tennessee
  • Paul Erwin, University of Tennessee Center for Public Health
  • Mark Field, Knoxville Chamber
  • Coral Getino, HoLa Hora Latina
  • Carolyn Hansen, Compassion Coalition
  • Ben Harrington, Mental Health Association of East Tennessee
  • Melissa Knight, Interfaith Health Clinic
  • Jack Lacey, University of Tennessee Medical Center
  • Aneisa McDonald, Coordinated School Health, Knox County Schools
  • Gus Paidousis, Knoxville Police Department
  • Karen Pershing, Metropolitan Drug Commission
  • Madeline Rogero, City of Knoxville Community Development
  • Grant Rosenberg, Knox County Community Development
  • Warren Sayre, Summit Medical Group
  • Rosalyn Tillman, Pellissippi State Community College