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Social Distancing Initiative

Three UTC MPH students collaborated with the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department on a social media campaign to promote social distancing. The community-wide campaign uses the hashtag #AloneTogetherCHA on social media platforms including Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Amid the public health pandemic of COVID-19, health professionals are urging community members to practice social distancing. Social distancing is the act of deliberately increasing the physical space between individuals to prevent the…

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Alone Together Challenge Video

Kimberly Reid, MPH 2020 graduate, created a video for the Alone Together Chattanooga social media campaign inspired by the #DontRushChallenge. A variety of Chattanooga residents participated in the video including UTC students and family, local NFL player, and YouTuber celebrities. The video is available in the Alone Together social media platforms and was also shared through the UTC social media handles. The UTC MPH Program is very proud of the work  our students have done…

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UTC News: MPH Students Conducting Contact Tracing

Every day, Jasmine Pulliam and Mary Ferris get on their phones and make a handful of calls. Each time, they ask the person on the other end a list of questions: How are you feeling today, well or unwell? Are you experiencing coughing? Are you having difficulty breathing/wheezing? Have you experienced fever, chills or body aches? What was your highest temperature in the last 24 hours? Do you have…
 

Erlanger Health System’s Infection Prevention ILE Project

“For my Integrative Learning Experience (ILE), I was lucky enough to be able to partner with Erlanger Health System’s Infection Prevention department. Among many other responsibilities, the department tracks hand hygiene data for multiple Erlanger hospitals. This data is important because it can relate to rates of hospital-acquired infections. I came into the department right as they were transitioning to a new online database to track hand hygiene compliance,…

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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…

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