Nurses Across Florida Trained on Techniques to Prevent C-sections

| FPQC

Since early 2018, Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative trainers continue traveled the state teaching Labor Support Skills Workshops to promote primary vaginal deliveries to OB care providers. During the FPQC Labor Support workshops, nurses, midwives and physicians, have an opportunity to learn evidence-based strategies to prevent cesarean sections.  A Certified Nurse-Midwife and Birth Doula team traverse […]

FPQC’s Promoting Primary Vaginal Delivery Initiative Orientations Draw RN and MD Leadership

| FPQC

The Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative welcomed Florida hospital system leadership and clinical teams to two days of regional orientations to the Promoting Primary Vaginal Deliveries (PROVIDE) Initiative. PROVIDE 2.0—an expanded and enhanced Initiative that builds on the successes of the initial PROVIDE—is shaping up to be the organization’s largest initiative yet.  The events were helf […]

What’s Wrong With This Picture?

| Featured News, OSHA, USF Safety Florida

Written by: Gabe Garcia, PCG, PCC, PCM Can you spot the hazard(s) in the image above? If you said partially opened cooler and no disposable drinking cups, you are partially right. Applicable standards 1910.141(b)(1)(iii) Portable drinking water dispensers shall be designed, constructed, and serviced so that sanitary conditions are maintained, shall be capable of being […]

Hot weather linked to multiple workplace deaths

| OSHA, USF Safety Florida

Hot weather is here and it’s no secret that extreme heat can be dangerous. In 2018, there were 108 heat-related fatalities and thousands of workers affected by excess heat exposure reported nationwide, making extreme heat the leading cause of weather-related deaths in the United States according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. OSHA […]

Light Pollution May Be Increasing West Nile Virus Spillover From Wild Birds

| Academic & Student Affairs, COPH Office of Research, Monday Letter, Our Research, Students

We’re in the midst of summertime mosquito bite season and cities across the country are reporting a heightened number of West Nile Virus (WNV) cases. The house sparrow is one of the most common carriers of WNV in urban areas. Mosquitos feed off the infected birds and spread the virus to humans. New research finds […]

COPH celebrates 142 graduates (and 1 orangutan) at summer 2019 graduation

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The USF College of Public Health feted 142 new public health professionals at its summer 2019 graduation ceremony, held Aug. 2 in the college’s Samuel P. Bell Auditorium. Sixty-four students were recognized for earning their BSPH degrees while 70 were honored for receiving master’s degrees. Eight received their doctorates. In recognition of her 4.0 grade […]

Public health students help vulnerable communities get ahead of the storm

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USF College of Public Health undergraduate students were able to get out of the classroom and into the field this summer as they served some of Hillsborough County’s most vulnerable communities to help residents in building their hurricane preparedness plans.   Through the Public Health Innovation Studio summer course, launched in partnership with the Hillsborough […]