To serve as the lead community-based organization designated by the Tennessee Department of Health, responsible for community health assessment, regional health planning and the provision of input regarding funding decisions for health and health related initiatives.


We, the residents of Chattanooga and Hamilton County, will redesign our community, one person, one neighborhood, one institution, and one system at a time through the cooperation of all people so that every person will reach his/her economic, social, spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical potential.

  • Spiritual Well-Being
  • Economic Prosperity
  • Cultural Diversity and Inclusiveness
  • Strong Families and Neighborhoods
  • Emotional and Physical Well-being
  • Educational Opportunity and Achievement
  • Safe and Healthy Environment with Supportive Institutions

Contact Us

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For additional information,
contact Bill Ulmer, MPH, MA
Director of Community Health Services at the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department
(423) 209-8088

Chattanooga Police Department Chief Fletcher delivering update on Violence Reduction Initiative to the Council.

The Council hearing a 3 year summary of the Tobacco Settlement Funding projects.

Council Members (L to R):  Howard Roddy, Donna Roddy, Earl Medley, Becky Barnes (Ex Officio), Cathy Jennings, Rachel Schulson, Richard Tornquist, Eve Nite, Charline Kilpatrick, Rae Bond, Dr. Ronald Blankenbaker, Chris Anderson, Charles "Buddy" Blevins, Joe DeGaetano Atty., Manuel Rico, Dr. Valerie Boaz (Ex Officio), Sean Richards PhD, Stephen Meyer, Dr. Jay Sizemore, Angel Moore Esq., Chris Ramsey, Christian Patiño.  Not Pictured:  Phyllis Casavant Ed.D., Dr. Thomas Miller, Dr. Deborah Poteet Johnson, and Ex Officio Member County Mayor Jim Coppinger.