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Community Outreach at East Tennessee Children's Hospital

Community Outreach

East Tennessee Children's Hospital's dedication to our community extends beyond the medical services we provide. In fulfilling our mission, Children's Hospital is involved in community outreach projects throughout East Tennessee and our 16-county service area to provide services, support, and education in a variety of ways.


Hospital News and Events Calendar


Children's Hospital News

Latest News and Announcements


Get the latest news on happenings at East Tennessee Children's Hospital, including local media coverage, TV news segments, press releases, pediatric health information, community updates, social media interaction, videos and more.

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Community Events Calendar

Upcoming Events


Find out what's happening locally with our community calendar of upcoming safety classes, injury prevention events, outreach programs, fundraisers and special events sponsored by or benefiting East Tennessee Children's Hospital.

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Summer Camps

Camps for Kids with Special Needs


Children's Hospital sponsors summer 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.

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Community Health Needs Assessment

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 Children's Hospital plan to address the health needs of our community in the Community Health Needs Assessment.

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Healthy Kids Programs

Our Healthy Kids programs and classes promote safety and specialized care for children and adults throughout Knoxville and the rest of our community.


Healthy Kids Classes

Safe Sitter and CPR Classes


The Healthy Kids program offers babysitting classes for kids ages 11-14 and CPR classes for ages 14 and up. Take a look at our schedule of upcoming classes and pre-register today.

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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. Get more information about us and learn how your organization can join and help us improve the health of children.

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Project ADAM

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.

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Breathe Easy: Asthma Screening

Breathe Easy: Asthma Screening


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.

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Injury Prevention Programs

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.


Helmet Safety Program

Kohl's Helmet Safety Program


Kohl's has partnered with East Tennessee Children's Hospital to help educate kids and their parents about helmet use and injury prevention.

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Child Passenger Safety

Safe Travels: Child Passenger Safety


The child passenger safety experts at East Tennessee Children's Hospital offer answers to these questions and more, including information on the proper installation and importance of using a child passenger safety seat, as well as the revised Tennessee law.

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