MOUNT VERNON — The partnership between the United Way and the Knox County Health Department has created a path to a healthier community and the two agencies used Tuesday’s United Way campaign kick-off to explain how the two work together for that common goal.
Julie Miller, health commissioner at the Knox County Health Department and the chair of the Knox County Public Health Partnership, introduced the community health improvement plan goals.
“The most important thing and why I’m here today, is to tell you that out of that assessment it didn’t just stop there, out of that came the community health improvement plan. And as you can see, the goal for the community health improvement plan is to create a safe, healthy community where people feel valued. What we want, things that we don’t want to see, like drug addictions and mental health stigmas and unhealthy people. We want that to become unacceptable in Knox County, and that’s part of where the community health improvement plan is going,” said Miller.
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