Community Safety Programs
Children’s Hospital is involved in community projects throughout the 16-county service area to provide services, support and education in a variety of ways. These programs promote safety and specialized care beyond what Children's Hospital offers within its walls.
Healthy Kids Classes
The Healthy Kids program features parenting classes and newsletters on a variety of topics ranging from safety to development to health. Classes are primarily for parents, grandparents and guardians, but some are also designed for teens.
Camps for Kids with Special Needs
Children's Hospital sponsors camps for a number of our patients with special medical needs who might be unable to attend a traditional camp. The camps for our hematology/oncology, diabetes and Rehabilitation Center patients are staffed with health care professionals who provide supervision and needed medical care during the camping experience.
You can count on Children's Hospital for more than just top-quality health care.
Community Health Needs Assessment
Periodically, not-for-profit hospitals are required to conduct a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) and develop an implementation plan to best serve the community's health needs. You can read more about how Children's Hospital plans to address these needs in the CHNA report.
As an advocate for children, Children's Hospital provides staff, volunteers, in-kind services (such as meeting space) and/or financial support to many community organizations whose goals are to improve the lives of children, including:
- American Cancer Society
- Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
- Down Syndrome Awareness Group
- Dream Connection
- Girls on the Run
- Hello Hospital
- Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
- Knox County Health Department
- Knox County Schools' Partners in Education
- Knoxville Area Pregnancy Prevention Initiative
- Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
- March of Dimes
- Montgomery Village
- Safe Kids of the Greater Knox Area
- Shoney's Eating and Living Healthy
- Smoke-Free Knoxville
- TENNder Care Coalition
- United Way
Children’s Hospital has been a part of the East Tennessee community for 75 years. It is not just Knox County’s hospital – it is here for children throughout the 16-county service area of: