Primary Prevention Bright Spot Awards

2024 Bright Spot Award Nominations due July 12, 2024

The Bright Spot Awards are an effort to recognize examples of meaningful primary prevention work taking place across our state.

To nominate an initiative:

  1. Click here for the nomination form. All nominations must be submitted by July 12, 2024. One nomination form must be completed per initiative nominated. Email completed nominations to Matt Coleman at
  2. All nominations received are redacted so that the review committee will not know the exact location and persons involved with the initiative. The review committee is made up of individuals from each region of the state that reviews, scores, and discusses each submission. An average of the final scores given by the review committee will be used to determine the award level earned.
  3. Award levels include Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Honorable Mention.
  4. Awardees are announced each fall.
  5. Each nomination is presented with a comprehensive feedback report from the committee, which includes strengths of the initiative and opportunities for improvement. 


2022 - 2023 Bright Spot Awardees

Elder Abuse Awareness Campaign

Mental Health Awareness

Youth Health Board

Youth Diversion Program

Hispanic Prenatal Class

Cocke County Garden of Eat'n Community Teaching Garden

Kick Cancer's Butt 5K

Nutrition Education Activity Training (N.E.A.T.) Program

Past Bright Spot Awardees

Keeping Athletes In The Game: Regional Opioid Summit 

McBurg Project Diabetes   

Juvenile Court Alternative Tobacco Program  

Storybook Trail 

Soda Free Summer 

Hydration Campaign: Bring Tap Back

Bicycle Helmet Use Safety & Awareness  

Kick Butts Day: Breathe Easy Track Meet 

ACEs (Adverse Childhoold Experiences) 

Healthy Horizons 

Healthy Kids Summit

Morning Movement 

Mental Health First Aid Courses 

After School Walk/Run Clubs

Positive Behavior Support (Tobacco)

Minority Outreach: English As A Second Language

Youth Literacy Program

Inmate Reentry Program

Anti-Tobacco Social Media Campaign

Youth Tobacco Curriculum

Youth Tobacco Program

Breastfeeding Support