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Educating Mothers, Babies, and Communities

Improving the well-being of mothers, infants and children is an important community health goal for the Knox County Health Department. Their well-being determines the health of the next generation and can help predict future public health challenges for families, communities and the health care system. The Strong Baby project is an effort to promote healthier families and infants.

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Early prenatal care now
Safe sleep now
Eat healthier now
Quit smoking now
Annual check-ups now
for a stronger baby later.

Strong Babies

Immunizations, checkups, nutrition, and more

Strong Moms

Breastfeeding, pregnancy, postnatal care, and more

Strong Communities

Health equity in our local Knoxville community

Safe Sleep

Review the Safe Sleep Checklist to reduce the risk of SIDS

Trying to make the best decisions for you and your baby when it comes to COVID-19? Here’s what we know about vaccines during pregnancy, breastfeeding, and beyond.

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Health Equity in Our Community

A primary focus of our work as it relates to strong moms and strong babies is birth equity.

Definitions:  What is Health Equity? Health Equity means everyone has a fair opportunity to lead a long and healthy life. That requires removing obstacles to health, such as poverty, discrimination, and their consequences—including powerlessness, lack of access to good jobs, fair pay, education, housing, environments, and health care for all who live in America.

What does Birth Equity mean? Birth Equity Is the assurance of the conditions of optimal births for all people with a willingness to address racial and social inequalities in a sustained effort.

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