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Mental health is public health

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World Mental Health Day is October 10 The University of South Florida College of Public Health embraces the concept that mental health is public health. To this end, the college offers certificate and full degree programs in support of behavioral health, as well as activities for students and the community. […]

Paige Hammond ties together passions for education and better health

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Recent honoree of the Society of Public Health Educators’ “30 under 30,” which shines the spotlight on 30 health educators under the age of 30, Paige Hammond is certainly an up-and-comer in public health education. Hammond has a long list of dream jobs, from diabetes educator to wedding or event […]

Special events + 30 Years = a rocking anniversary

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For some, it’s something to shun. For others, it’s a rite of passage. But, in the USF College of Public Health, it’s a reason to celebrate … for the next twelve months. Yes, we’re officially 30 years old, and we want the entire universe to know it! #usfcophrocks Join members […]

BHSO Career Day


Know any recent graduates in behavioral health or related-subject areas in the Tampa area? BHSO is looking to host a career day some time in early November featuring a talk from a recent behavioral health graduate. This event is a great way to network and learn the ins and outs of pursuing employment after graduation! Please forward any suggestions of people to contact (include email addresses) to aalbizur@health.usf.edu.

Call for 2013-14 BHSO Officer Nominations


The Behavioral Health Student Organization is looking for new students to get involved with our ongoing efforts to serve the USF, COPH, Behavioral Health concentration or any students interested in Behavioral Health, in our mission to:   Serve as a forum for those with an interest in Behavioral Health.  Our mission is to educate and increase awareness of Behavioral Health issues and projects within the United States and abroad.  We provide ample service and learning opportunities to network with students, faculty and the greater Behavioral Health community.  We hope to […]

Behavioral Health student impact in National Public Health Week


As National Public Health Week comes to a close, BHSO would like to recognize a few behavioral health students who received award recognition at the NPHW Awards Ceremony on April 10, 2013. A special congratulations goes out to the following students: BHSO President: Tony Hernandez Tony Hernandez received recognition for not one but two awards at the ceremony. Tony earned a Student Honorary Award for Research and Practice (SHARP) as well as the Rita G. Bruce Memorial Scholarship. We are especially proud of him as only one Rita scholarship is […]

Proposed Master’s of Science (MS) in Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health (NEW!)


The newly proposed Master’s of Science (MS) in Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health (CABH), housed in USF’s Department of Child and Family Studies (CFS), College of Behavioral and Community Sciences (CBCS), aims to provide a high quality graduate program for recent university graduates, returning adult students (including military veterans), and […]