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Public health leaders develop action plan urging research and collaboration to address gun safety

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USF Public Health Professor Karen Liller among the researchers presenting an unprecedented call to action in the American Journal of Public Health Tampa, FLA (Jan. 20, 2017) – As firearm-related deaths and injuries continue to rise, more attention is needed to develop strategies to mitigate mortality caused by firearms, according […]

Birth certificates missing the mark on birth defects

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Birth certificates are not effectively capturing birth defects, according to a new study conducted by public health researchers. Their findings, “Evaluation of the Sensitivity and Accuracy of Birth Defects Indicators on the 2003 Revision of the U.S. Birth Certificate: Has Data Quality Improved?” has been published in Paediatric and Perinatal […]

Dr. Russell Kirby: folic acid awareness key to preventing neural tube defects

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January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month; Folic Acid Awareness Week is Jan. 8-14, 2017 Dr. Russell Kirby, USF distinguished professor and Marrell Endowed Chair in the College of Public Health’s Department of Community and Family Health, has co-edited a special issue of Birth Defects Research Part A: Clinical and […]

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, […]