“Doing the best for our patients”: statewide NAS initiative launches

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The Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) Initiative, the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative’s (FPQC) latest infant-focused project, kicked off on Thursday, November 8, 2018.  Teams from 32 hospitals, along with representatives from the Florida Association of Healthy Start Coalitions, Nurse-Family Partnership Florida, Healthy Families Florida, and Florida Hospital Association met in Orlando to learn about the background […]

PROVIDE Mid-Project Meeting Draws National QI Experts

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Forty-five Florida hospitals are involved in Florida’s Promoting Primary Vaginal Deliveries (PROVIDE) Initiative, which seeks to reduce the number of women who deliver infants by cesarean section. On September 21, 2018, the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative sponsored a day of collaborative learning on the PROVIDE Initiative for Florida hospitals and guests from the New Jersey […]

New grad Menkeoma Laura Okoli sets her sights on PhD then CDC

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Menkeoma Laura Okoli first became interested in public health working at a medical internship in her native Nigeria. “The hospital where I worked as a medical doctor received victims of bomb explosions perpetrated by terrorists,” says Okoli, who received her MPH with a concentration in epidemiology and biostatistics from the USF College Public Health (COPH) […]

Bull from Down Under focuses on those who are disabled and medically underserved

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Angela Makris, a December USF College of Public Health (COPH) grad who received her MPH with a concentration in social marketing, says that from the time she was a child, she knew she always wanted to help people. And she hasn’t stopped since. Born in Sydney, Australia, to Greek parents, Makris got her BA in […]

What’s Wrong With This Picture?

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Photographs are a learning tool of how accidents can be prevented. Thank you to Noel (Mac) McCatty, Jr., our USF SafetyFlorida contributor for November.   Powered Industrial Trucks (PIT) can pose serious hazards if not used correctly. Can you spot the hazard in the image above? Hazard(s) B56.1 No modifications or alterations to a powered […]

Drs. Petersen and Kirby receive prestigious MCHB awards

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USF College of Public Health (COPH) Dean Donna Petersen and Dr. Russell Kirby, a distinguished university health professor of community and family health, were recently recognized for their public health leadership and service by the federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB). The MCHB is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. […]

Hiring your first Safety Director

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The time has come for your organization to add a full-time Safety Director to your staff; whether you have arrived at the point by an OSHA citation or a traumatizing accident or loss of life, there are many factors to consider when looking for a candidate. The level of expertise, education level and experience you […]