Posts Tagged ‘community engagement’

COPH panel discusses proposed changes in health care

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Faculty from the USF College of Public Health Department of Health Policy and Management took part in a community health care action summit hosted by the Tampa Bay Healthcare Collaborative and sponsored by the Foundation for Healthy St. Petersburg on May 19. The summit discussed the proposed American Health Care Act (AHCA) and some implications […]

Undergraduates help count Tampa homeless

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A group of USF College of Public Health undergraduate students hit the streets to help count the homeless during the Tampa Hillsborough Homeless Initiative (THHI) annual point-in-time count. Seventeen students, led by Elizabeth Dunn, adjunct instructor in the Department of Global Health at the USF College of Public Health, participated in the county-wide effort counting […]

Closing the gap between academia and the community

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The USF College of Public Health and the Florida Department of Health-Hillsborough County’s (FDOHH) yearlong Community Engagement Initiative exemplified what public health should be about, according to project supervisor Dr. Martha Coulter. In 2014 the FDOHH provided a $50,000 grant to fund five $10,000 community projects, each consisting of a graduate student at the COPH and faculty […]

Annual flu shot day fighting the flu for 20 years

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The doors opened at 8 a.m., but Shelley Ayala was third in line to receive her complimentary flu vaccination early on Oct. 21. A resident of Riverview, Fla., Ayala has been coming to the USF College of Public Health’s flu vaccination drive, a collaborative effort with USF Health and the Hillsborough County Health Department, for six years. […]

Alumnus Dr. Chukwudi Ejiofor gets one step closer to addressing public health in Nigeria

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USF College of Public Health alumnus Chukwudi Ejiofor said he didn’t even know what public health was when he went to medical school. Now, it’s his passion. Originally from Nigeria, where he also went to medical school, Ejiofor said he wasn’t introduced to public health until he was nearly finished with his degree. Toward the […]

USF Health researchers join Hillsborough and Pinellas County Zika prevention discussions

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Educating the public about the ways that the Zika virus is carried in Aedes aegypti mosquitoes is the primary goal of Robert Novak, PhD, professor at the USF College of Public Health Department of Global Health. In September, Novak joined a panel of a dozen city, county, transportation and tourism leaders at the Hillsborough County […]

Public health students prepare for disasters

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September is National Preparedness Month Undergraduate students enrolled in the Community Engagement in Public Health Preparedness course, offered by the USF College of Public Health, met face-to-face with public health preparedness leaders across Tampa Bay and engaged with the community in prevention efforts to keep the public safe.     “Students were able to gain […]