Posts Tagged community engagement

USF students collaborating with Hillsborough County to help prepare refugee women for hurricane season

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The University of South Florida College of Public Health is helping the Hillsborough County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) prepare refugee and migrant women for natural disasters in the Tampa Bay area.  Public Health students facilitated a visit to the Emergency Operations Center – allowing the women to share their […]

COPHers strive to reduce suicides by “Growing Hope”

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It’s not hard to see how suicide is a public health issue. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one person dies by suicide every 11 minutes in this country. Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S., and certain groups, including young […]

An interfaith and interdisciplinary approach to build stronger communities

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In 2018, USF College of Public Health (COPH) assistant professor Dr. Joe Bohn started organizing a community mental health and substance abuse partnership in West Central Florida named the Community & Faith Leaders Coalition. The coalition covered four Florida counties (Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco and Hernando) and consisted of faith leaders […]

Dr. Joe Bohn honored with 2021 COPH Excellence in Teaching Award

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Since 2008, students in the USF College of Public Health (COPH) have annually recognized outstanding instruction at the Annual National Public Health Awards Ceremony. On April 7, graduate and undergraduate students joined forces to present the Excellence in Teaching Award to Dr. Joe Bohn, assistant professor, director of community engagement […]

Dean Donna Petersen teams with USF Ombuds Office to organize USF Respectful Responders program

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Those in the USF community who have been on campus during the COVID-19 pandemic have been understandably concerned about how compliant students, faculty and staff would be with the university’s face mask mandate.  To allay fears and to ensure constructive conflict engagement, USF College of Public Health (COPH) Dean Donna […]

Activist Lab holds third annual boot camp

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The USF College of Public Health’s (COPH) Activist Lab held its third annual boot camp Friday, January 29. The 2021 event, held virtually, focused on advocacy and pandemics, particularly COVID-19.  “These exciting boot camps allow participants to not only learn about advocacy and policy changes, but to focus on particular public […]

Get your groove back (virtually) with the COPH’s Dance Factory

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Back in January, before COVID-19 hit the United States, the USF College of Public Health hosted a talent show and benefit concert as part of its 35th anniversary celebration year. During the talent show, Dr. Joe Bohn, assistant professor, director of community engagement and deputy director of the DrPH Program, […]