Florida Hospitals Promote Primary Vaginal Deliveries in New Initiative

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The Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative (FPQC) launched a new statewide project aimed at reducing primary Cesarean section delivery in low-risk first-time mothers. Delivery by cesarean section has been increasing in Florida from a low of 21.9% in 1996 to a high of 38.1% in 2012; Florida’s provisional 2016 rate is 37.4%. The US has seen […]

Alumna Lindsay Womack lands ‘dream job’ at CDC

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USF College of Public Health alumna Lindsay Womack said her very first public health experience consisted of conducting surveys about clean water in El Salvador during her senior year of college. It was this experience that she said solidified her love for public health. “It was during that trip that I saw the importance of […]

Mental health is public health

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World Mental Health Day is October 10 The University of South Florida College of Public Health embraces the concept that mental health is public health. To this end, the college offers certificate and full degree programs in support of behavioral health, as well as activities for students and the community. This year’s World Mental Health […]

Dr. Carol Bryant’s career of improving lives through social marketing

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From founding social marketing as a focus area at USF to spearheading a seminal program promoting breastfeeding among the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) clients, Dr. Carol Bryant has dedicated more than 30 years to a career focused on improving lives. Bryant, Distinguished University Health Professor in the USF College […]

Public Health hosts free flu shot drive on Oct. 20

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On Friday, October 20, the University of South Florida College of Public Health hosts the 21st Annual Free Flu Shot Drive. The event is from 8am-4pm, while supplies last. The college is located at 3010 USF Banyan Circle, Tampa, Florida. Click here for a map and directions. The free flu shot drive is a collaborative […]

Health Scholar program gives undergraduate students an edge

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Undergraduates students interested in the health professions may now apply for the USF College of Public Health’s Health Scholar program. The new program is offered to first-time-in-college students who want to earn a bachelor of science in public health (BSPH) degree, according to Dr. Kay Perrin, associate professor and assistant dean of undergraduate studies. Health […]