Finding solutions specific to low-income adults and populations in need

Knox County ranks higher than the national average in diabetes – 12 percent versus 11 percent – and according to data from the U.S. Census, 26.5 percent of people in Knoxville are living in poverty. Addressing poverty, food insecurity and social isolation are top priorities for Humana and the Greater Knoxville Health Advisory Board.

Knoxville at a glance

Our Focus

  • Behavioral health
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Diabetes

Barriers to Health

  • Access to behavioral health
  • Awareness of resources
  • Financial trade-offs
  • Nutritional literacy

Working Committees

  • Collaboration
  • Education
  • Nutrition
  • -1.5%

    Reduction in unhealthy days

  • 14%

    People in Knox County who are food insecure

  • 26.5%

    People in Knoxville living in poverty