About Us / Our Community

Our Community

The STRONG Accountable Care Community strives to improve the health and well-being of the Appalachian Highlands. Our region crosses state lines, so the initiatives of STRONG do, too.

Our region

STRONG is the nation’s only accountable care community serving more than one state.

Our community encompasses:

  • 2 states
  • 21 counties
  • 8,708 square miles
  • Nearly 1 million people

We’re proud of our region’s rich heritage, vibrant culture and ample natural resources. Together, we’ll make our community and its people even stronger.

Map of STRONG service area of Northeast Tennessee / Southwest Virginia

Counties in our region

You’re part of the STRONG community if you live or work in:

Northeast Tennessee

  • Carter County
  • Cocke County
  • Greene County
  • Hamblen County
  • Hancock County
  • Hawkins County
  • Johnson County
  • Sullivan County
  • Unicoi County
  • Washington County

Southwest Virginia

  • Buchanan County
  • City of Bristol
  • City of Norton
  • Dickenson County
  • Lee County
  • Grayson County
  • Russell County
  • Scott County
  • Smyth County
  • Tazewell County
  • Washington County
  • Wise County
  • Wythe County


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