Posts Tagged ‘community engagement’

USF COPH students team up with community partners to reduce home fire deaths and injuries

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Students and faculty from the USF College of Public Health have teamed up with the American Red Cross of Tampa Bay, Tampa Fire-Rescue, Hillsborough County Fire-Rescue, Hillsborough County Neighborhood Services, and Community Emergency Response Team members for door-to-door fire safety education and free smoke alarm installation events for Tampa-area homes. On Feb. 7, more than […]

MCHSO spring symposium highlighted family planning, preconception health

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The Maternal and Child Health Student Organization at the USF College of Public Health presented its sixth annual spring symposium in the Sam Bell III Auditorium on March 20.  The topic was family planning.  A two-hour meet-and-greet with the speakers at the WELL set the stage the previous evening. Seven speakers were featured at this […]

National Public Health Week is in full swing at USF

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April 6-12 is National Public Health Week. Don’t know where to celebrate?  Well, look no farther than the USF College of Public Health. National Public Health Week is sponsored by the American Public Health Association. Since 1995, the group declared the first week in April as “a time to recognize the contributions of public health […]

COPH, MCHSO team with Mother’s Milk Bank of Florida for East Coast’s first milk drive

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The USF College of Public Health and Mother’s Milk Bank of Florida are holding the state’s first breast-milk drive on Friday, April 10, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Children’s Board of Hillsborough County, 1002 E. Palm Ave. in Tampa. In fact, the drive will be the first of its kind ever on the East Coast, […]

COPH teams with DOH-Hillsborough to fund community projects

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The USF College of Public Health and the Florida Department of Health-Hillsborough County have initiated an exciting joint project aimed at facilitating projects that are conducted jointly between community agencies and the COPH.  Through a Department of Health grant, the college was able to fund five $10,000 community projects that were initiated by the community. […]

Dr. Jennifer Marshall and team chosen to evaluate infant mental health initiative

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The Hillsborough County Early Childhood Council has called upon Dr. Jennifer Marshall and her research team to evaluate the county’s Infant Mental Health Uniting Grant. Marshall, a research assistant professor in the Department of Community and Family Health at the USF College of Public Health, has a long relationship with the council. “I have worked […]

Harrell Center a local and international force in violence prevention

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Like many entities directed at the greater public good, the USF College of Public Health’s Harrell Center was the product of a private philanthropist’s gift. James Harrell and his family wanted to do something to help eliminate family violence, and they acted on that desire. The result was a […]

Four awards in two weeks for women’s health

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In the first two weeks of July, the Center for Transdisciplinary Research in Women’s Health learned it will receive four grants. The awards are funded by the National Institutes of Health, Girls on the Run International and the American Cancer Society. Founded in 2012, CTR-WH is an innovative multidisciplinary academic and community partnership committed to […]