Rocky Top Community Health Fair – June 5th


There will be a Health Expo and Resource Fair at the Rocky Top Community Center on Monday, June 5th, from 10a.m. to 2 p.m., and everyone is invited.

The University of Tennessee College of Nursing Community Registered Nurse Navigator Project, funded through a Tennessee Department of Health grant, will be hosting a Health Expo and Resource Fair. The
grant’s focus is to address falling routine vaccines like Polio, MMR, Shingles, Pneumonia, etc., and does not focus on Covid vaccines.

Anderson County’s own Denette Jackson is the East Region Community Registered Nurse Navigator on the project and has found access to healthcare is a barrier for folks in Anderson County. The hope is that folks can find whatever resources they may need, all in one spot, to live a healthier life.

The Health Expo and Resource Fair will feature over thirty community partners, and the hope is that residents of all areas, especially the rural areas, will come out and take advantage of this free opportunity.

Some vaccines and children’s back-to-school vaccines will be offered at no cost during the event, but they do recommend that attendees bring in their insurance information if they have it. There will be activities for the kids and free hot dogs, door prizes, food giveaways, and a wealth of health-related information for the entire family.

The Health Expo and Resource Fair will be held Monday, June 5th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at\ the Rocky Top Community Center and is completely free to attend.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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