3 Communities Focus on Improving Health

Apr. 26, 2017

infographic health challenges in 3 counties

Facing steep health challenges, 3 Tennessee counties take steps to promote better health

In three Tennessee counties, the health challenges of obesity, inactivity and smoking are taking a serious toll:

  • Madison County (Jackson)
  • Coffee County (Tullahoma)
  • McMinn County (Athens)

map of madison, coffee and mcminn counties

So these communities are taking steps to promote better health habits, using tactics from diabetes education to fitness trails.

Explore the numbers and solutions below.

Note: Numbers show the percentage of the population in each area who are obese, physically inactive or smokers.

adult obesity rates in 3 tennessee counties

Physical Activity contributes to obesity, risk factors for some cancers

Adult smoking graphic detailing risk of stroke, cancer and respiratory disease

Steps taken to promote better health habits

mcminn county living well initiatives

coffee county living well initiatives

Madison County Jumpstart Jackson Initiatives

Visit the BlueCross BlueShield Health Index to see how health conditions impact Tennessee.