Posts Tagged ‘community engagement’

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 […]

“Vaccine Ambassadors” help kick off HPV vaccination awareness campaign

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Led by Drs. Ellen M. Daley and Cheryl A. Vamos, a team of PhD and MPH students from the Department of Community and Family Health is working to increase awareness about the benefits of HPV vaccination in Hillsborough County. Dubbed the “Vaccine Ambassadors” by the Tampa Tribune after the successful kick-off of an HPV vaccination […]

VaccineLink campaign kicks off in Winter Haven

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A team of USF Health researchers launched VaccineLink-Conexión de Salud at the Education, Health & Wellness Expo in Winter Haven, Fla., on Saturday, July 12.   The event attracted more than 400 people who received information about local universities, community organizations, health and insurance providers and food services.  VaccineLink organizers implemented e-surveys and shared educational […]