Research shows that more than 70,000 Tennesseans currently suffer from opioid use disorder. Further, substance use disorder comes at an economic cost—estimated at more than $2 billion for the state.
Oral health needs often go untreated when resources are limited, including dental insurance or access to providers.
The need for more health care workers, especially nurses, is a nationwide topic—now more than ever before.
When the pandemic limited 4-H agents’ ability to engage students through traditional face-to-face instruction in classrooms across the state, 4-H leaders within UT Extension did what they do best—they found a solution.
Imagine slowing the progression of dementia by giving your brain a computer-assisted, cognitive “workout.”
UT Knoxville collaborated with Volkswagen, one of the world’s largest automobile producers, to help lighten its load—the load on the Volkswagen Atlas liftgate, that is.