Southeast Tennessee Health Consortium

About Us

The Southeast Tennessee Health Consortium (SETHC) was established to assist Chattanooga and surrounding areas maintain and improve its quality of life to create a healthier, sustainable and educated community.

Our Mission

SETHC'S mission is to create healthy, sustainable communities for Chattanooga and surrounding areas through education, services, and collaboration with leading health providers and institutions in the southeast region of Tennessee.

Our Board

SETHC board is comprised of talented professionals who are passionate and driven to educate the community on a host of wellness priorities.

  • Chris Ramsey, President
  • Al Tucker, Vice President
  • Anthony Sammons, Treasurer
  • Saundra Adams, Secretary

Our Programs

SETHC develops programs to respond to the needs of communities of Chattanooga and surrounding areas. Each program developed through SETHC encourages individuals to make wellness a priority and a way of life. SETHC believe an individual with both a healthy mind and body can be a productive and proactive citizen of society, and can help to encourage healthy and sustainable communities that can benefit any one of any age. Programs implemented through SETHC are The Minority Health Fair and the Boys Leadership Summit.

Hamilton County Minority Health Fair

In 2002, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. partnered together in conjunction with the 28th Community Development Corporation to focus on men's health issues by providing a free health fair - Hamilton County Minority Health Fair. The primary focus was geared toward prostate exams, blood pressure and other educational services for men. In 2004, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. joined this partnership and added a focus on women and children's health. Since inception, thousands of people have received FREE health screenings and education. Our motto is "Educate and Empower Minorities to Close the Gap."


SETHC and the Kappa Foundation of Chattanooga have come together again to host the annual Scenic City HBCU Weekend. The weekend consist of a college fair which will begin on Friday and concludes with a 5K RUN/2.5K WALK the next day, Saturday. This family event is hosted at the Bessie Smith Cultural Center. The HBCU Fair will introduce Hamilton County Youth to HBCU educational opportunities, while developing scholarships for youth attending HBCU'S. The Scenic City HBCU 5K RUN/WALK goal is to bridge the gap of health disparities by exposing fun-filled positive events that express the importance of physical health and well-being. Also, the goal is to create opportunities to encourage county-wide unification among the residents of Hamilton County and surrounding areas.

Youth Blast (Boy Leadership Summit)

This year the Public Education Foundation (PEF) is joining forces with the founder and organizers of the Boys' Leadership Summit to host a collaborative workshop for middle and high school males (grades 6-12) and their parents, as well as college males. Attendees will learn how to become successful and productive adults from leading experts. This free one-day Summit is designed to also provoke conversations that will engage, empower and encourage young men to achieve greater heights.


Minority Health Fair

Don't miss this year's anticipated and exciting event, REGISTER NOW!!!

Attendees, Vendors, and Volunteers REGISTER below


Youth Blast

(Boys Leadership Summit)

The Youth Blast is part of a new movement in Chattanooga to educate and inspire the youth of our community. The Youth Blast began in 2015 as the result of combining the Annual Girls Summit and the Annual Boys Leadership Summit. The Southeast Tennessee Health Consortium Foundation (SETHC) and members of other organizations are combining their talents and efforts to host the Annual Youth Blast. The participating organizations include Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., The Links, Incorporated, The Boule, The Shriners, The Masons, 100 Black Men of Chattanooga, and 100 Black Women of Chattanooga.

This annual event has hostedover 300 urban youth and 75 parents each year. The purpose of this collaborative effort of area organizations is to engage youth in grades 6-12 in a two-day conference with opportunities to explore various topics relevant to the adolescent experience. Workshops and activities are designed to empower the youth to be the best in their academics, family relationships, social interactions, etc. In addition to the youth workshops, there will be sessions for parents to equip them with the knowledge and skills necessary to parent today's teenager and to encourage positive relationships with their teens. Click on link below to view YouTube video from the Youth Blast:

Video 1
Video 2

The Youth Blast in the fall on the campus of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC), beginning with an entertaining/festival event on Friday night and culminating with a day-conference on Saturday. The Youth Blast is FREE to all attendees.




Friday, August 3rd

Historical Black College University Fair

Bessie Smith Cultural Center


Chattanooga, TN 37422

Time: 1:00 pm until 7:00 pm

For More Information Contact:

Charles Spencer:

Cost: Free

Saturday, August 4th

HBCU 5K RUN / 1 Mile Walk

The purpose of this race is Awareness, History and Health.
This is a family event and consists of a 5K Run and a 1-mile fun walk.

Bessie Smith Cultural Center


Chattanooga, TN 37422

Time: 8:00 am - until

Click here to register now!

For More Information Contact:

Charles Spencer:





Help Us Make A Difference For Tomorrow By Making A Donation Today!!

Donate By Mail

Make check payable to SETHC Foundation and mail to:

SETHC Foundation

P.O. Box 24271

Chattanooga, TN 37422

Donate Online

Click here to donate!

Tax Information

SETHC is registered as a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. Contributins to SETHC are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.



Southeast Tennessee Health Corsortium Foundation (SETHC)

Click Here to Contact Us