This committee was formed in the fall of 2012 after feedback from a health committee planning session. The committee was formed to focus on healthcare education for children and adults. The committee chair is Jim Kennedy, a local business leader. Members include representatives from local school systems, business and industry and Tennessee Technological University.
The committee is not intended to change current programs within the school system or to engage in political debate regarding what is happening within the school districts. The goal is to address gaps that may exist and to find meaningful ways to compliment/support schools and industry in the health education of students and the workforce.