Jodi Ray earns Health Advocate of the Year award from Families USA

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USF College of Public Health’s Jodi Ray, program director of Florida Covering Kids and Families, earned the Consumer Engagement Health Advocate Award of the year by Families USA. Families USA is a national nonprofit, nonpartisan consumer health advocacy organization and provides awards annually to those across the nation who exemplify their four core areas of […]

Chiles Center Symposium highlights recent work in community and family health

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The USF College of Public Health’s Lawton and Rhea Chiles Center for Healthy Mothers and Babies strives to integrate and apply the best in evidence-based research, education, practice, and service to promote optimal health and well-being across the life-course. Faculty, staff and students disseminated their findings through the Chiles Center Symposium held in April, featuring […]

White House Healthy Campus Challenge honors USF

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On January 13, Jodi Ray, director of Florida Covering Kids and Families (FL-CKF) , and members of her team visited the White House for a formal award ceremony honoring 50 of the campuses who took part in the White House Healthy Campus Challenge. The USF College of Public Health’s FL-CKF program is the largest Navigator […]

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 […]

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 […]

Rhea Chiles tribute celebrates USF center’s legacy, looks to its future [VIDEO]

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Public health scholars and community leaders gather to highlight 20 years of the Chiles Center’s statewide contributions to the health of mothers, children and families As they celebrated the last 20 years of successes, staff and friends of the Lawton and Rhea Chiles Center for Healthy Mothers and Babies looked toward a future of building […]

Need health care coverage? Enrollment deadline for Jan. 1 coverage is Dec. 15

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#GETCOVERED! USF! Getting health care coverage is about taking personal responsibility for one’s health and financial well-being.  It’s about being an independent adult and protecting oneself. It is important to remember these critical dates: December 15: Last day to enroll in or change plans for new coverage to start January 1 January 1: 2016 coverage […]