Posts Tagged ‘community engagement’

Public Health Live on Tour gives COPH students first-hand experience

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Rather than taking a much-needed rest after finals this past semester, a group of committed students from the USF College of Public Health spent the beginning of winter break diving headfirst into the public health arena. As part of this year’s Public Health Live on Tour, students were able to escape the classroom setting and […]

From campus to the community: COPH faculty report on 2018 community engagement endeavors

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USF College of Public Health (COPH) faculty members presented to staff, fellow faculty and local partners highlights from their 2018 community collaborations. Engagement plays a strong role in the COPH’s mission “to provide excellence in public health education, leadership, advocacy, research and service.” The year-in-review event, held in December at the COPH, was organized by […]

From the east coast to the west, COPH rocked APHA

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“USF COPH rocked the house!” Dean Donna Petersen proclaimed. She was referencing how the USF College of Public Health showed up and showed out at events related to the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Expo in San Diego, held Nov. 10-14. “Our fabulous faculty organized and led a two-day Learning Institute preparing a […]

Nearly 140 Bulls join Great American Teach-In

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What is public health? A greater number of school kids can answer that question, thanks to the participation of the USF College of Public Health (COPH) faculty, students and staff in the Great American Teach-In. The Great-American Teach-In—typically held in November—is a national, annual event in which parents, business leaders, community officials and others are […]

Beyond science and math: COPH undergrads attend USF STEM Academy

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November 8 is National STEM/STEAM Day What can USF College of Public Health (COPH) students get out of the USF STEM Academy, a program that generally attracts biology, chemistry, math and engineering majors? A lot, it turns out. STEM Academy, which gets its primary funding from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), is a week-long […]

#VaxWithMe at free flu shot drive on October 19

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On Friday, October 19, the USF College of Public Health hosts its annual Free Flu Shot Drive.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that everyone ages 6 months and older get a seasonal flu vaccine annually to reduce the risk of illness, including hospitalization.   This is the 22nd year of the college’s flu shot […]

Putting passion into practice: Students live and learn health advocacy

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Students this semester have two new opportunities to immerse themselves in health advocacy. Dr. Anna Armstrong, a USF College of Public Health alumna and assistant professor of community and family health, is teaching the undergraduate course Introduction to Health Advocacy. Although this is the second time the course is being offered, it is the first time […]