The Knox County Health Department is one of thousands of local public health agencies across the United States who have adopted a new identity for local public health, one that nationally communicates dedication to community health and safety. This new identity represents what public health does - and what public health achieves. The three point symmetry reinforces the three core functions of public health. The words Prevent, Promote, Protect are a simple, elegant statement that embraces everything that public health accomplishes and differentiates public health as both a sentinel and responder. The colors stand for integrity, authority and stability. They symbolize the legacy and steadfast qualities of public health.