Like many cities, Chattanooga as a community is attempting to address the broad differences in socio-economic differences especially in terms of health care.
The COMPASS project utilizes a series of education initiatives to benefit those with limited access to such resources. One of those major initiatives is to host a health fair for those within the high-risk community who may have no access to health advice or services. This initiative proposes a bi-annual health fair in various locations around the city. These locations are picked based on accessibility to populations who would benefit most from these educational services.
The COMPASS project has a strong commitment to fostering intercollaborative education and practice within their community. The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, School of Nursing has collaborated with other academic and professional colleagues to provide these health care fair education programs.