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Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative celebrates 10 years of advancing the health of mothers and infants (VIDEO)

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The Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative (FPQC), housed in the USF College of Public Health’s Chiles Center, has been on a mission of making sure Florida’s infants and mothers receive the highest quality health care and outcomes for the last decade. Some improvements hospitals have made because of the FPQC’s efforts […]

Salt reduction research leads to WHO collaboration to develop virtual social marketing workforce development training programs

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“To tackle current health challenges effectively, it’s critical to create a public health workforce that is able to tap into a wide range of innovative approaches and social marketing is one of these,” said Dr. Mahmooda Khaliq Pasha, assistant professor of social marketing and associate director of the WHO Collaborating […]

Using drone mapping to identify mosquito habitats in Manatee County (VIDEO)

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Traditional mosquito abatement programs, which generally call for the spraying of insecticides across widespread areas via helicopters, can be expensive and imprecise. Manatee County, looking for a more effective and less-costly strategy to combat flood water or “nuisance” mosquitos, turned to experts at the USF College of Public Health (COPH) […]

COPH faculty, students, staff shine at National Birth Defects Prevention Network annual meeting

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In early March, shortly after World Birth Defects Day (WBDD) and before COVID-19 travel restrictions took effect, the National Birth Defects Prevention Network (NBDPN) held its annual conference in Arlington, Va. The conference’s 150 participants, including USF College of Public Health (COPH) faculty, students and staff who manage the USF […]

Higher health literacy = more fruits and veggies for college students

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College students consume more fruits and vegetables when they exhibit higher health literacy, according to a research study done by USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Alison Oberne, instructor II and director of the bachelor of science in public health program. Oberne explored this association in, “Does health literacy affect […]

Dr. Jennifer Marshall and colleagues publish paper on county’s Early Childhood Court program

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Hillsborough County utilizes an Early Childhood Court (ECC) program as an alternative to regular dependency court when young children ages 0-3 need to be placed in the foster care system. The program provides a therapeutic, team-based, problem-solving approach to addressing the mental health of children and their families and promoting […]

New HRSA funding to help combat COVID-19 among HIV-positive community

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The USF College of Public Health’s (COPH) Florida Family AIDS Network (FAN) has been awarded HRSA funding to provide additional COVID-19 testing and resources to women, infants, children and youth living with HIV and their families. The funding, provided through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), […]

COPHers, led by Dr. Anna Torrens Armstrong, publish article on professional development for MPH students

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The Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) calls master of public health (MPH) students “professionals with a purpose.”  But surveys and anecdotal evidence were pointing to an emerging problem at the USF College of Public Health (COPH) and elsewhere. Students—specifically MPH students—were feeling confident in their core […]