Posts Tagged ‘Department of Health Policy and Management’

Dr. Zachary Pruitt examines how access to social services reduces health care costs

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Study finds connecting patients with social services to address social determinants of health generates double-digit reduction in health care spending Dr. Zachary Pruitt, assistant professor of Health Policy and Management at the USF College of Public Health, is the lead author on new research finding health care spending substantially reduced when people are successfully connected to social services […]

USF names Deanne Miranda Cornette the 2018 Florida Outstanding Woman in Public Health

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On April 4, Deanne Miranda Cornette, MHA, GPC, joined a group of professionals as the 2018 Florida Outstanding Woman in Public Health in a ceremony at the USF College of Public Health. Initiated by USF in 1988, nominations are solicited from public health practitioners across the state. The COPH bestows the award each year to […]

Dr. Zachary Pruitt is 2018 Excellence in Teaching Awardee

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Undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at the USF College of Public Health, have the opportunity to nominate a faculty member in the college for outstanding teaching. The Excellence in Teaching Award recognizes the outstanding contributions which a faculty member has made to student development, as well as to the quality of education within the College […]

Dr. Zachary Pruitt examines how managed care organizations address social determinants of health

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Dr. Zachary Pruitt, assistant professor of Health Policy and Management at the USF College of Public Health, is the lead author on a new study showing how managed care organizations can help address the social determinants of health. The research, “A Managed Care Organization’s Call Center-Based Social Support Role,” released by WellCare Health Plans, Inc. […]

Researchers examine effective, affordable treatment for OCD

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USF public health researcher examines the most effective and cost-effective ways of treating treatment-refractory obsessive-compulsive disorder  Troy Quast, PhD, an associate professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the University of South Florida, College of Public Health, in Tampa, Fla., is a co-author on a study involving obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). The […]

Growing opioid epidemic forcing more children into foster care

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USF College of Public Health researcher leads newly published Florida study The study published in the January 2018 issue of Health Affairs found an association between the rate of opioid prescriptions in Florida and the number of children removed from their homes due to neglect. The opioid epidemic has become so severe it’s considered a […]

HPM + Tampa Bay Tech = mentoring success

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Student volunteers from the USF College of Public Health’s Department of Health Policy and Management (HPM) are mentoring Tampa Bay Technical High School’s Health Administration Academy seniors for six months in the high school’s newest revolutionary program. Founded in 1969, Tampa Bay Technical High School (TBT) has evolved throughout its lifetime and continues to be […]

Thanks for helping students put their passion into practice

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Public Health Thank You Day is November 20th. The USF College of Public Health, in partnership with the American Public Health Association, Research!America and leading public health organizations, is celebrating public health professionals who work tirelessly every day to protect the health of all people and all communities. Public Health Thank You Day is the […]