Health & Wellbeing

Access to health care is vital for children to grow and develop and for adults to live a full and productive life.

Health conditions can have devastating effects beyond the immediate physical consequences. Illness, chronic disease and mental health concerns may impact the emotional and financial well-being of individuals and families in significant and permanent ways.

Protecting From Trauma

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) leaves an impact on children that spreads to mental, physical and community health issues. Through our community partners, individuals and families are educated on how to address health concerns as they mature so they can have optimal health and live independently and productively in our community.

An In-depth Look

In part 1 of our blog series, we do a Q & A with a subject matter expert on ACEs and the toxic stress that comes with these experiences. In part 2 of the blog series we do an in-depth interview with a man who, despite tragic situations, was able to take his knowledge on ACEs from his own childhood and use it to help make an impact in his community.

Q&A: Adverse Childhood Experiences and Toxic Stress

Not all Greater Chattanoogans have what they need to lead a healthy life. 

And not all members of our community can expect the same health outcomes in their lifetime. Much of what determines a person’s health occurs outside the doctor’s office.

Allen’s Story: ACEs, Resilience and Hope

After learning about Adverse Childhood Experiences and how they contribute to long-term health outcomes, Allen was able to understand his own story and build resilience — so much resilience that he now works to lead others through the same framework and healing process.

It takes a connected community

We partner with local agencies focused on empowering every individual to achieve their full potential where it matters most: where we live.

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