Fourteen UTC MPH students, staff and faculty and staff drove to Franklin, Tennessee to participate in the Tennessee Public Health Association (TPHA) Annual Conference on September 12, 2019. TPHA brings together professional leaders across the state and nation to address the most pressing issues facing Tennessee under the theme of “Managing Change: Opportunities for Public Health Impact.”

The UTC Public Health program was in full force this year at TPHA. Dr. Mark Stoutenberg led a two-part workshop titled ’Exercise is Medicine: Essentials to Physical Activity Promotion for Creating a More Active, Healthier Tennessee!’ while our poster presentations included ‘Lead Contamination and Childhood Lead Poisoning’ by Dr. Dawn Ford and her team and ‘Examining the Urban Walking Brain: Promoting Restorative Environments’ by Zach Farley and Dr. Andrew Bailey.

A special thank you goes out to Kim Harrell, Executive Director of TPHA, for her support and assistance. The UTC Public Health program greatly appreciates being a part of TPHA each year.