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Student Awards and Highlights of 2019 Spring Achievements

The spring was a very eventful and successful semester. A number of our students attended conferences, presented oral and poster presentations, acquired new jobs, traveled abroad and, most importantly, demonstrated hard work and dedication to UTC and the Public Health program. Special congratulations to the following students who were recently commended for their service, leadership, and academic accolades. Health & Human Performance (HHP) Outstanding Student Award Zachary Farley (presented

Public Health Week

Each year National Public Health Week is celebrated during the first week of April. The event is organized by the American Public Health Association (APHA), a non-government professional association for public health professionals that prides itself on influencing federal policy and bringing together members from all fields of public health. Public health week recognizes the significant contributions and highlights important public health issues. The UTC Public Health Student Association

Delivering Free CDSMP in the Community!

Early in the 2019 spring semester, a group of our graduate students, faculty and staff completed the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) Leader Training certification offered through our partnership with the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department. A special thanks to our wonderful facilitators who led the four-day certification; Carleena Angwin, MFA, Public Health Educator at the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department and Chelauna Sterling, MPH, Outreach Specialist at Primary Care and

UTC Public Health Assists with Local RAM Clinic in Rhea County

A group of UTC Public Health students, staff and faculty volunteered at the Remote Area Medical (RAM) Mobile Clinic at Rhea County Middle School. The two-day RAM clinics are open to community members in need of free medical services including dental work, women’s health, eye exams, flu shots, general medical exams, among other services. The RAM clinics serve approximately 47,000 patients per year and provides more than $15 million

Guest Speaker on the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans

The Public Health program hosted a special lecture titled “Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans,” by Kenneth Powell, MD, MPH. Dr. Powell played an instrumental role in developing the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, and served as the co-Chair for the 2018 Physical Activity Scientific Advisory Committee, which provided the scientific evidence for the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, 2nd Edition in 2018. Dr. Powell is a renowned epidemiologist

Chronic Disease Self-Management Program Leaders

In partnership with the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department, students in the public health graduate program received leader training and certification in the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP). The certification took place over four full day training sessions. The training was facilitated by two master trainers: Carleena Angwin, MFA, Public Health Educator at the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department, and Chelauna Sterling, MPH, Outreach Specialist at the Primary Care & Hope

Outreach & Prevention Specialists

We had two special guests host the Public Health Chatts at Stir: Chelauna Sterling, MPH, Outreach Specialist at Primary Care & Hope Clinic Leah Jaspers, Chronic Disease Prevention Health Educator at the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department Ms. Sterling served as the Chronic Disease Prevention Health Educator at the Hamilton County Health Department for three years. She recently transitioned to a new role as the Outreach Specialist for a clinic in Murfreesboro, TN. Ms.

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1st Annual Public Health Program Cultural Potluck

December 6, 2018. As the fall semester came to an end, the public health program hosted its 1st Annual Cultural Potluck in the lobby of the Metropolitan Building. The event was attended by public health faculty, staff, and students along with their families and friends to celebrate the cultural diversity of the program. Everyone brought in a traditional food and shared how the dish is important to their culture. The evening ended with an entertaining ‘White

Inaugural Public Health Chatt

The first Public Health Chatts took place in the home of Dr. Greg & Janice Heath. Dr. Heath, Guerry Professor of the Department of Health & Human Performance, teaches Epidemiology for the Public Health program. Students were able to ask Dr. Heath about his experiences in working with the CDC and his research in physical activity among other things. Thank you Dr. Heath & Janice for opening your beautiful