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Wrapping Up Maternal QI Initiatives: PROVIDE & MORE Focus on Sustainability

| Chiles Center, FPQC, Maternal and Child Health

The Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative (FPQC) has had an exciting Spring as the Promoting Primary Vaginal Deliveries (PROVIDE) and the Maternal Opioid Recovery Effort (MORE) Initiatives conclude. Virtual celebration meetings with teams were held on May 4th, 2022 for PROVIDE and May 17th, 2022 for MORE, with over 180 participants between both meetings. These celebrations recognized hospitals for their many successes and discussed how to sustain their successes and momentum achieved during the initiatives.  Dr. William Sappenfield, FPQC Director, opened the meetings with a special thank you for hospital teams’ […]

Students name Dr. Dinorah Martinez Tyson #1 teacher

| Academic & Student Affairs, Chiles Center, COPH Home Page Feed, Featured News, Monday Letter, Our Accolades, Our Alumni, Students

Since 2008, students in the USF College of Public Health (COPH) have annually recognized outstanding instruction at the Annual National Public Health Awards Ceremony. On April 6, graduate and undergraduate students joined forces to present the Excellence in Teaching Award to COPH alumna Dr. Dinorah Martinez Tyson, associate professor. “It has been said […]

National Public Health Week is back in person after two virtual years

| Academic & Student Affairs, Chiles Center, COPH Home Page Feed, Featured News, Monday Letter, Students, Take Note!

During the first full week of April each year, the American Public Health Association brings together communities across the United States to observe National Public Health Week (NPHW). It’s a time to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving our nation. To celebrate […]

FPQC takes action to prevent deaths of new mothers suffering opioid addiction

| Academic & Student Affairs, Chiles Center, COPH Office of Research, Featured News, FPQC, Maternal and Child Health, Monday Letter, Our People, Take Note!

Overdoses are now the leading cause of pregnancy-associated death in Fla. According to the Florida Pregnancy-Associated Mortality Review, more deaths occur related to drugs than due to complications related to pregnancy, accounting for one in four of these deaths. To combat this crisis, the USF College of Public Health’s Chiles […]

PROVIDE and MORE Virtual Mid-Point Meetings Celebrate Successes and Look to the Future

| Chiles Center, FPQC

The Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative (FPQC) has been busy this fall preparing for the final virtual meetings for our two maternal health quality improvement initiatives: PROVIDE (Promoting Primary Vaginal Deliveries) and MORE (Maternal Opioid Recovery Effort). On September 23, over 130 attendees from 45 hospital teams, Healthy Start Coalitions, Medicaid Managed Care Organizations, and state agencies and organizations gathered virtually to learn how the PROVIDE initiative is progressing, hear tips from state and national experts on reducing Nulliparous Term Singleton Vertex (NTSV) cesarean births, and gain inspiration for making the […]

FL-CKF to host health insurance marketplace event Nov. 10

| Academic & Student Affairs, Chiles Center, COPH Home Page Feed, FCKF, Featured News, Monday Letter, Take Note!

Navigators from the USF College of Public Health’s Florida Covering Kids & Families (FL-CKF) will be joined by those from the Family Healthcare Foundation on Nov. 10 at the USF Marshall Student Center to help consumers learn more about their coverage options through the federal health insurance marketplace.  The free […]