Knox County Health Department conducts quality of life survey

Knox County Health Department conducts quality of life survey

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The Knox County Health Department is reaching out to every corner of the city and county to find out what residents think about their communities. The Knox County Health Department is reaching out to every corner of the city and county to find out what residents think about their communities.
"I feel it's pretty safe," said Sam Romines. "I know some of my neighbors that haven't been here as long are kind of wavy on it, but as of myself I feel really safe." "I feel it's pretty safe," said Sam Romines. "I know some of my neighbors that haven't been here as long are kind of wavy on it, but as of myself I feel really safe."
"I wouldn't want to raise no kids in the area I'm at, because there's too much shootings," said John Clark. "The east side where I'm at, I call it Little Vietnam or Little Iraq." "I wouldn't want to raise no kids in the area I'm at, because there's too much shootings," said John Clark. "The east side where I'm at, I call it Little Vietnam or Little Iraq."
By DREW GARDNER
6 News Reporter

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - The Knox County Health Department is reaching out to every corner of the city and county to find out what residents think about their communities.

"We're doing a survey that asks our residents about the quality of life," said the Health Department's Director of Community Assessment Dr. Kathy Brown.

One of the questions asks you to rate how safe you feel in your community. Sam Romines lives downtown and says she's satisfied.

"I feel it's pretty safe," said Romines. "I know some of my neighbors that haven't been here as long are kind of wavy on it, but as of myself I feel really safe."

That's not exactly the case for John Clark. He has lived on the east side for 60 years and says he generally feels safe, but not safe enough to raise a family.

"I wouldn't want to raise no kids in the area I'm at, because there's too much shootings," said Clark. "The east side where I'm at, I call it Little Vietnam or Little Iraq."

Those differences are why Dr. Brown says it’s so important to get input from all communities.

"The only way that we can participate in that process to improve Knox County is to really be open to all opinions and thoughts," said Brown. "We want to really assure that this represents a cross section of the county from every area."

They plan to officially release the findings in spring of next year.

To take the survey online, click here.

For more information about the program behind the survey, click here.

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