Public Health Program
03/18/2021   View Online →

Community Spotlight: CEMPA-Donate Your Empty Laundry Bottles

CEMPA Community Care strives to help the community by providing care for those who are impacted by illnesses through support services, treatment, prevention and person-centered care. UTC’s MPH Program partners with CEMPA to help support their efforts through collaborations with faculty and students. CEMPA serves on the MPH’s External Advisory Board and as a member of the Community Engagement Committee. One program that CEMPA offers is a harm-reduction service called The Syringe Trade and Education Program of TN (STEP TN). STEP TN is creating opportunities for safe disposal of syringes, decreasing the spread of diseases, and promoting overdose prevention with the use of naloxone distribution in Chattanooga, TN. STEP TN needs the public’s help with donations of twist top empty laundry detergent bottles. The bottles will be used to safely secure syringes submitted for disposal. Please drop off your bottles at the CEMPA prevention building on 1042 East Third ST, or the1885 Grill Restaurant located on 3914 St. Elmo Ave.


Community Partner Spotlight: green|spaces

Michael Walton is the Executive Director of green|spaces, Chattanooga’s Sustainability Nonprofit. Michael grew up in Greeneville, Tennessee (upper northeast) received his professional architecture degree from UT Knoxville, and then practiced architecture in Washington DC


Council on Education for Public Health Accreditation Announcement!

ATTENTION! In early September 2021, UTC Master of Public Health received accreditation notification from the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)! Having this accreditation showcases quality and continuous improvement in our higher education program through evaluation of institutional and programmatic


UTC Center for Wellbeing

Are you looking for extra support? Needing help with personal and academic growth? The Center for Wellbeing is focused on improving the health and wellbeing of the UTC community. They provide


MPH and Community Partner Activity

While in the MPH Program, students work on a project with a community partner during their Program Planning, Implementation and Evaluation Course. One group of students are working on a “Overdose Data to


MPH Volunteering – Remote Area Medical Clinic

This semester, MPH students, faculty and staff participated in the Remote Area Medical (RAM) Clinic at Camp Jordan Arena in East Ridge, TN. RAM Clinic provides medical, dental and vision services at no cost


UTC MPH Program Announces New Concentration

Starting Fall 2022, UTC MPH is planning to offer MPH in Nutrition and Dietetics as a second concentration (in addition to MPH concentration in Chronic Disease Prevention and Control) for students interested in becoming Registered Dietitians (RD). This


MPH Alumni Spotlight- Taylor Moore

Taylor received the CDC Public Health Communications Fellowship by applying through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE).  While assigned to the Division of Population Health (DPH), he will


PHSA Update: Bowling for Boobs Fundraising Event

The Public Health Student Association (PHSA) partnered with UTC’s Graduate Student Association (GSA) to host a Bowling for Boobs- Strike Out Breast Cancer Fundraiser at Spare Time on October 29th from 6-9 pm. This event was


Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Jaesin Sa

In August 2021, UTC MPH welcomed new faculty member Dr. Jaesin Sa to the program! Dr. Sa received his PhD from Indiana University-Bloomington and completed his postdoctoral training in the

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