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Florida Prevention Research Center and colleagues publish article on the use of social media to improve teen asthma care

| CFH, Featured News, Monday Letter, Our Research, PRC

The Florida Prevention Research Center, the USF Social Marketing Group, and the Morsani College of Medicine Department of Pediatrics are collaborating on a study using social marketing principles to talk with teens and their caregivers.  Specifically, the research examines the benefits and barriers to asthma control, explores the technological strategies […]

ACOG Redefines “Full Term” Pregnancy

| FPQC

In a November 2013 Committee Opinion, ACOG and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine have recommended the use of “full term” to designate pregnancies between 39 0/7 weeks and 40 6/7 weeks gestation. This recommendation came from a work group convened to address the variance in neonatal outcomes resulting from pregnancies […]

Mural Dedication For Good Neighbor Store Initiative

| PRC

“Know Your History. Then Make History” Mural Dedication For Good Neighbor Store Initiative November 4, 2013 · 12:00 pm  On October 19, 2013, the Lexington (Kentucky) Tweens Nutrition and Fitness Coalition, community partner of the Florida Prevention Research Center (FPRC), proudly unveiled the eagerly anticipated East End Mural at the Lexington […]

FPQC’s Obstetric Hemorrhage Initiative (OHI) Launched

| FPQC

  On October 30, 2013, over 100 individuals from 31 Florida hospitals and 4 North Carolina hospitals met at Winter Park Memorial Hospital to begin an 18 month initiative designed to reduce the incidence and severity of obstetric hemorrhage. Attendees from the hospitals participating in the OHI came in teams of […]

USF offers critical training in classification and labeling of chemicals for hazard communication

| EOH, Monday Letter, OSHA, Our People

  Created by the United Nations, the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) serves as the international standard for Hazard Communication. Recent changes to the OSHA Hazard Communication Standards have aligned the United States with GHS, and training is required to familiarize employers and employees on […]