Dr. Buhi and Colleagues Awarded Grant

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The U.S. Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) awarded 75 competitive grants to a broad range of organizations and agencies to replicate teen pregnancy prevention programs that have shown to be effective through rigorous evaluation. Out of 300 applications, the Florida Department of Health (FLDOH) was one of four applicants awarded at the highest funding level.

A team from the Department of Community and Family Health helped to write the FLDOH proposal (Drs. Eric Buhi, Rita DeBate, Kay Perrin, Ellen Daley, and Stephanie Marhefka), with help from Dr. Wei Wang (Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics). We will be working with the FLDOH to conduct a randomized control trial of their program, which will involve almost 100 schools in 26 non-metropolitan counties throughout Florida. The share for the College of Public Health equates to $500,000 per year for five years ($2.5 million). Here is the official HHS news release: http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2010pres/09/20100930a.html