Last summer, four UTC students worked with Dr. Dawn Ford and the Hamilton County Health Department on a tabletop exercise to come up with ways to respond in the event of extreme heat. In one of their newsletters this fall, the National Association of City and County Health Officials (NACCHO) discussed the work they did.
RAM tough: Volunteer opportunity brings UTC students, staff and faculty together ‘to make an impact and be engaged in the community’
Over the weekend of Sept. 9-10, volunteers around the region offered their services to the Remote Area Medical (RAM) clinic—including approximately 75 students, staff and faculty from the UTC Social Work, Music Therapy, Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures, Master of Public Health and Nurse Practitioner programs and the UTC RAM Chapter student organization.
Older adults living in rural Tennessee counties are at a higher risk for developing chronic diseases, cognitive disorders and poor health outcomes due to a lack of access to health care, continuity of treatment and resources. A grant awarded to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga School of Nursing aims to mitigate those risks by delivering health care and social services professionals to rural communities.
While commencement typically sees most graduates leave campus for the last time in a long time, others find paths to their future that take them back to where their college journey started. This was the reality for Mackenzie Clark, Jawaad Sheikh and Scarlett Elliott, all recent UTC graduates who are continuing their experience at UTC in a different capacity—as full-time employees.
UTC students participate in EPA project that tests for lead in the soil of Chattanooga neighborhoods
Soil testing in eight local neighborhoods is part of the EPA College/Underserved Community Partnership, a five-year commitment between UTC and EPA signed in November 2022. As part of the partnership, UTC students are invited to participate in EPA public policy forums, presentations, seminars and other public events.
Students and faculty from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga will travel back to San Salvador Island this summer, a small island in the Bahamas overflowing with history and biodiversity.
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is collaborating with the Hamilton County Health Department to conduct the most comprehensive health assessment in the county’s history.
Dr. Amir Alakaam, associate professor in the Department of Health and Human Performance at UTC and director of its Master of Public Health program, recently received a $332,500 grant from the Tennessee Department of Public Health.
The overall objective of a Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation grant is for UTC MPH students to work with licensed childcare facilities in Hamilton, Bradley and Marion counties to test their drinking water for lead.
“People, Planet, & Profits: The triple bottom line of outdoor recreation, conservation, and public health for the Chattanooga, Tennessee region” placed second in the “Spatial Analysis using ArcGIS StoryMaps” category at the 2022 Esri User Conference Map Gallery.