Betty Castor honored for dedication to leadership and philanthropy [VIDEO]

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Betty Castor, an avid supporter of the USF College of Public Health, received the Community Leadership Lifetime Achievement Award at USF’s 11th annual Women in Leadership and Philanthropy (WLP) Fall Symposium, held Oct. 6 at the Hilton Tampa Downtown. Since the WLP program at USF was formed in 2005, it has distributed $700,000 in scholarships […]

Health Insurance Marketplace Navigators ready for year two

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The Florida Covering Kids & Families (FL-CKF) Program at the USF College of Public Health’s Lawton and Rhea Chiles Center, was awarded Navigator program funding totaling $5,813,294. The award, funded by the Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, was presented on September 2. The USF Navigator program, operated in the COPH, is […]

In memory of Samuel Washington, Sr.

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Samuel Lee Washington, Sr., the father of Estrellita “Lo” Berry and Marilyn Merida—long time USF College of Public Health members and community partners—passed away Tuesday, Sept., 27. “Sam” was born in Koenton, Ala. and has lived in Tampa, Fla. for more than 60 years. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife Bertha, his […]

COPH’s Florida Covering Kids & Families Program awarded $1 million

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The Florida Covering Kids & Families (FL-CKF) Program at the USF College of Public Health’s, received a two-year, $1 million grant. The award, from the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, was presented on June 13, 2016 as part of the Connecting Kids to Coverage campaign. The […]

Fifth annual Florida Perinatal Quality Conference is best yet

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The Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative (FPQC), based in the Lawton and Rhea Chiles Center for Healthy Mothers and Babies at the USF College of Public Health, presented its fifth annual conference on April 7-8, in Tampa, Fla., attracting more than 230 attendees from all over the state from a variety of disciplines. This two-day educational […]

FPQC wins state-wide Sapphire Award for Outstanding Organization

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The Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative (FPQC), based in the Chiles Center for Healthy Mothers and Babies at the USF College of Public Health, received the Florida Blue Foundation’s 2016 Sapphire Award for Outstanding Organization. The FPQC was selected as winner of this prestigious award out of 112 nominations and 13 finalists from around the state. […]

USF professors awarded grant to reduce sodium consumption in Latin America

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The team members of the University of South Florida World Health Organization Collaboration Center (WHO CC) were awarded a grant to create social marketing strategies to reduce sodium consumption in Latin America. USF is part of an overall project funded at $1.2 million. Anthropology Professor Linda Whiteford and Distinguished Health Professor Carol Bryant have been […]

USF hosts international Social Marketing Conference, June 17-18

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The Social Marketing Conference enters its 24th year with a continued and vigorous commitment to social marketing’s robust capacity to influence complex social problems. Based at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort in Clearwater, FL, the June 17-18 conference includes plenary sessions, interactive panels and focused collaborative sessions. Carol Bryant, PhD, MS, director of USF’s Florida […]