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)
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.
Steps taken to promote better health habits
Visit the BlueCross BlueShield Health Index to see how health conditions impact Tennessee.