All4Knox Overall Purpose and Strategic Planning Process

Vision

Decrease the impact of substance misuse within Knox County, Tennessee

Mission

Create community-level change and a coordinated response to better address the substance misuse epidemic

Core Principle

Commitment to instilling hope and building community through collaboration, persistence and treating all with respect and care

Goal

Create and implement a communitywide strategic plan to reduce substance misuse and its impact on individuals, families and our community

Desired Outcomes

Reduce stigma around substance misuse
Increase engagement and coordination within and among sectors
Enhance how we share information for improved coordination of effort

Measurable Results

Decrease the number of overdose deaths by 10 percent by September 2023
Decrease the number of nonfatal overdoses by 5 percent by September 2023
Increase utilization of existing resources to obtain help by 20 percent by September 2023

Click here to download a copy of the Strategic Plan Roadmap document that was distributed at the August 2019 Mayors’ All4Knox Summit.

Community Sectors

Following the guidance set forth by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, a national substance misuse prevention agency, we have divided the community into sectors to design strategies for each group. The strategies the sectors create will support the overarching, communitywide strategic plan to reverse this epidemic. The sector teams began their work at the 2019 Summit, but community members can still participate in a sector even if they couldn’t attend the summit.

Please email All4Knox@knoxcounty.org to register for a sector if you have not already done so.

Upcoming Sector Meetings:

  • Business:
TBD
  • Education:
Sept. 5, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m., Pellissippi State Community College, Magnolia Avenue Campus community room, 1610 E. Magnolia Ave.
  • Family/Community:
Sept. 20, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., C.O.N.N.E.C.T. Ministry, 3615 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
  • Faith-Based:
Sept. 18, 12 to 1 p.m., Overcoming Believers Church, 211 Harriet Tubman St.
  • Government:
Sept. 25, 9 – 10 a.m., Knox County Health Department classroom, 140 Dameron Ave.
  • Health Care:
Sept. 16, 5:30 to 7 p.m., University of Tennessee Medical Center, Heart Hospital Conference Room, 1924 Alcoa Hwy.
  • Justice Systems:
Sept. 11, 3 to 4:30 p.m., Knox County Health Department community room, 140 Dameron Ave.
  • Nonprofit/Service Organizations:  
Sept. 24, 2 – 4 p.m., Regas Building, 318 N. Gay St.
  • Treatment/Recovery/Harm Reduction:
Sept. 24, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m., Cherokee Health Systems, 2018 Western Ave.

About Us


All4Knox is a joint effort of Knox County and the City of Knoxville with facilitation and coordination support from Metro Drug Coalition, the Knox County District Attorney General’s Office and Knox County Health Department. Our hope is to bring together our governments, businesses, nonprofit organizations, faith-based communities and many others in a coordinated fashion to address the substance misuse epidemic.