Posts Tagged ‘community engagement’

MPH students gain real-world experience with new COPH course offering

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Last spring, the USF College of Public Health debuted a new hands-on course called “Community Application of Public Health Science” (CAPHS). It was developed for MPH students with the aim of giving them real-world experience in public health program evaluation. COPH professors Drs. William Sappenfield and Jennifer Marshall designed and led the course. “One of […]

Worth a shot: COPH students advocate for childhood immunization on Capitol Hill

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Vaccines and immunizations have become a hot—and somewhat controversial—topic in the United States recently. But despite the debate, childhood vaccines remain an important part of maintaining herd immunity among the general population. Herd immunity occurs when a significant portion of the population is vaccinated against a disease, thereby limiting its spread. Katherine Lesser, a second-year […]

COPH students help expand “health” options through the Hillsborough County Health Care Plan

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Imagine you’re living paycheck to paycheck and you suddenly lose your job —and your health insurance. What then? The USF College of Public Health (COPH) and its students have long played a vital role in helping to provide health care to those in the community who need it most. College faculty, community leaders and advocates […]

Interdisciplinary team implements FluFIT program at Moffitt

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March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month The USF College of Public Health’s (COPH) Florida Prevention Research Center (FPRC) in collaboration with Moffitt Cancer Center finished the second year of their FluFIT program to increase colorectal cancer (CRC) screening rates specifically using the fecal immunochemical test (FIT). CRC is the second leading cause of cancer […]

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 […]