Monthly Archives: February 2020

Physical Activity & Nutrition After-School Program (MANE) at Orchard Knob

MPH faculty and students implemented the MANE (Methodical Approach to Activity and Nutrition Education) program at a local community elementary school in efforts to promote healthy lifestyles among children. Dr. Kara Hamilton, Dr. Shewanee Howard-Baptiste, and Professor Melissa Powell were awarded a $12,000 grant through the UTC Equity Fellows program. Their work focuses on advancing the design of a physical activity and nutrition program (MANE) using a Community-Based Participatory

Public Health & Occupational Therapy Collaboration

UTC Public Health and Occupational Therapy students partnered together as part of an interdisciplinary initiative to deliver the Matter of Balance (MOB) program. Public Health faculty member, Dr. Elizabeth Hathaway, partnered with Dr. Elicia Cruz and students from the UTC Occupational Therapy program as part of an interdisciplinary project to deliver an evidence-based program, MOB, throughout Chattanooga. MOB is an 8-session program, structured group intervention that emphasizes practical strategies

Providing Health Education at the Remote Area Medical (RAM) Clinic

MPH students facilitated health education sessions to hundreds of patients that attended the Remote Area Medical (RAM) Clinic in Camp Jordan, Tennessee on November 16th & 17th. The two-day event brought together nearly 400 volunteers to serve the needs of 931 patients seeking free medical, dental, and vision care. Overall, the RAM Clinic delivered over $500,000 in free treatment & services. Serving on the executive planning committee, the UTC Public

MPH Students Represent Nationally at APHA

Three MPH second-year students presented their research at the American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting November 2-6, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The research presentations included: Mckenzie Gregg: physical activity prescription and referral in pediatric clinics, Kim Reid: chronic disease prevention training in medical education, and Emma Sampson: physical activity training in nursing programs. In addition, MPH second-year Zach Farley, an APHA Student Assembly Member, received the 2019 Annual

MPH-RDN Track Progress

UTC is currently seeking accreditation for a new program to prepare Registered Dietitian Nutritionists in Fall, 2021. The proposed program will be a track within the current Master of Public Health Program. Students are encouraged to obtain a baccalaureate degree, complete required pre-requisite courses, take the GRE, and acquire experiences in the public health or dietetics fields. We appreciate your patience and eagerly look forward to the start of the

Public Health Events

Our program is looking forward to wrapping up Public Health Week, finishing the spring semester strong, as well as celebrating the first graduating MPH cohort – the 2020 Pioneers! National Public Health Week (NPHW) was April 6-12, 2020. The UTC Public Health Student Association (PHSA)  partnered with the UTC Healthy Mocs for a #MocsMakeMeals Challenge. The challenge invited the entire UTC community to share a healthy recipe tutorial on