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Mybodymyfuture, a project of the Knox Adolescent Partners in Prevention Initiative (KAPPI), is on a mission to improve teen health in Knox County! KAPPI is a community coalition with a proven track record of working with Knox County Schools, parents, and youth serving agencies since 1991. Through the mybodymyfuture project, we want teens, parents, and teachers talking with each other about risks, choices and values.

Mybodymyfuture is published by the Knox County Health Department. We welcome teen blog submissions. Each year we invite Knox County teens to participate in a video contest. For more information, contact teenhealth@knoxcounty.org.


Child Health Week: What is it?

Child Health Day, a national event proclaimed by President Calvin Coolidge in 1928, celebrates its 90th observance this year. Governor Haslam has set aside the week to focus on improving the health and well-being of our children across the state.

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Real Talk:
Get Vaccinated

Getting routine shots from your doctor is never fun, but getting HPV is worse.

Protect yourself by getting vaccinated. The HPV Vaccine is cancer prevention. Ask your doctor about what you can do to stay safe, or call 865-215-5000 to schedule a vaccination appointment at the Health Department.