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Community Outreach

Community Outreach

Our dedication to our community extends beyond the medical services we provide. In fulfilling our mission, Children's Hospital provides numerous benefits to the community in the form of outreach programs, professional education, community events and more.

About Our Healthy Kids Programs

Children's Hospital is involved in community projects throughout East Tennessee and our 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.


Water Safety

Injury Prevention

Accidental injury is the number one cause of death among children ages 14 and under in the United States. Each year, one out of every four children needs medical attention for an accidental injury, but the good news is that up to 90 percent of these injuries can be prevented through education.

Childhood Obesity Coalition

Childhood Obesity Coalition

The Childhood Obesity Coalition is a program that has grown to include more than 50 community agencies and organizations. The Coalition's vision is to become one of America's fittest cities.

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention

Project ADAM

Project ADAM (Automated Defibrillators in Adam's Memory), brought to Tennessee by Children's Hospital, is a not-for-profit national program that serves children and adolescents through education and deployment of life-saving programs to help prevent sudden cardiac arrest.

Asthma Screening Program for Kids

Breathe Easy

Over 7 million children suffer from Asthma in the United States. Asthma often starts during childhood, so early detection is very important. Children's Hospital offers an asthma screening program to help kids manage their symptoms early so they can live normal, active lives .

Camps for Kids with Special Needs

Summer Camps

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.

Health and Safety Classes

Educational 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.