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Academic Health Department Partnership Makes a Difference

CarnegieThe Academic Health Department Partnership within the Department of Public Health in the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences has been recognized as one of the university’s successful Carnegie Community Engagement Partnerships that Make A Difference. This partnership, between the University of Tennessee and the Knox County Health Department (KCHD), allows students to pursue education and practice in public health.  The students, from a broad variety of disciplines, both clinical and non-clinical, pursue their education during field placements, internships, and service-learning opportunities.

“For me, making a difference means finding the right student at the right time to match with the best opportunity with the greatest need,” said Julie Grubaugh, Academic Health Department (AHD) coordinator. “The ultimate purpose of the AHD is to improve community health.”  Last year, 227 students contributed 7,561 hours to apply academic preparation in a public health practice setting through this partnership.

Learn more about the partnership or opportunities in the Department of Public Health.  Enjoy these articles from Tennessee Today and the Office of Community Engagement and Outreach featuring the Academic Health Department.

National Public Health Week  April 6-12, 2015

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