Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome is a condition in which a baby has withdrawal symptoms after being exposed to certain substances. Many times, the baby is exposed when the mother uses substances such as medications or illicit drugs during pregnancy, and after the baby is born (and separated from the mother’s body), the baby goes through withdrawal because it is no longer receiving the substances.
Effective January 1, 2013, all cases of NAS diagnosed among Tennessee resident births should be reported to the Tennessee Department of Health at the time of diagnosis. Visit their website for more information.
Youth Risk Behavior Survey
The Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) has been conducted every two years at the national and state level since the early 1990s to monitor the self-reported health risk behaviors of school-aged youth. Knox County, Tennessee, is one of a small number of cities and counties that conduct their own YRBS to better monitor the health of local school-aged youth on a regular basis. This report is designed to assist local agencies in planning and policy formation to improve overall health in the county, especially the health of adolescents.
Knox County Regional Forensic Center Report
The Knox County Regional Forensic Center is a department under the purview of the Knox County Mayor’s Office. It serves as the Office for the Chief Medical Examiner for Knox and Anderson Counties and provides autopsy and consultative services for 21 other counties in Middle and East Tennessee. The following report shares their recent annual report on overdose deaths in Knox and Anderson Counties.
TN Dept. of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Data Dashboard
The dashboards and data available through this application are the result of ongoing collaboration between the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH), Office of Informatics and Analytics and the Department of Finance & Administration, Division of Strategic Technology Solutions (STS). This interactive tool contains state, regional, and county level data on fatal overdoses, nonfatal overdoses and drug prescribing.