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Researchers at the University of South Florida College of Public Health are working with the March of Dimes, the Florida Department of Health and partners around the state, in an effort to reduce the trend of early elective deliveries, which are deliveries scheduled before a baby reaches a full 39 weeks gestational age without a medical reason. As part of this effort, South Florida and its Lawton and Rhea Chiles Center for Healthy Mothers and Babies received a $100,000 grant from the March of Dimes to establish the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative (FPQC).

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The initiative brings together public and private health care leaders to improve the health of mothers and babies throughout the state. The collaborative’s first effort, a year-long pilot test of a toolkit designed to eliminate cesarean sections and inductions for non-medical reasons before 39 weeks of pregnancy, officially got under […]

Dr. Buhi and Colleagues Awarded Grant

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The U.S. Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) awarded 75 competitive grants to a broad range of organizations and agencies to replicate teen pregnancy prevention programs that have shown to be effective through rigorous evaluation. Out of 300 applications, the Florida Department of Health (FLDOH) was one of four applicants awarded at the highest funding level. A team from the Department of Community and Family Health helped to write the FLDOH proposal (Drs. Eric Buhi, Rita DeBate, Kay Perrin, Ellen Daley, and Stephanie Marhefka), with help from Dr. Wei Wang (Department […]