Posts Tagged health literacy

Higher health literacy = more fruits and veggies for college students

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College students consume more fruits and vegetables when they exhibit higher health literacy, according to a research study done by USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Alison Oberne, instructor II and director of the bachelor of science in public health program. Oberne explored this association in, “Does health literacy affect […]

COPH’s Cheryl Vamos presents on health literacy at national conference

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Advancing health literacy could be one of the most effective strategies for improving the overall well-being of people in our country. That is exactly why Dr. Cheryl Vamos, an assistant professor in maternal and child health at the USF College of Public Health (COPH), traveled to the Washington, D.C., area […]

Dr. Ellen Daley and team examine health literacy and HPV prevention

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Dr. Ellen Daley, associate dean for research and practice at the USF College of Public of Health recently spoke to several hundred dentists and dental hygienists at the American Dental Association meeting in Atlanta about the connection between human papillomavirus (HPV) and oropharyngeal cancers. Rates of HPV-related oral cancers are […]

PhD student Stacey Griner addresses oral health literacy

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October is National Dental Hygiene Month “There is very little research about dental and oral health among college students and on university campuses,” Stacey Griner said. “So I decided to use my training in dental hygiene to learn more about the dental needs of students and identify areas that can […]

Drs. Cheryl Vamos and Ellen Daley Present at the National Health Literacy Research Conference

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Drs. Cheryl Vamos and Ellen Daley delivered two presentations at the National Health Literacy Research Conference in Bethesda, Md., Nov. 3-4. The conference serves as an “interdisciplinary meeting for investigators dedicated to health literacy research. It is an opportunity to advance the field of health literacy, a method to raise […]

Dr. Cheryl Vamos and partners examine health literacy

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In October, women’s health researcher Dr. Cheryl Vamos presented on behalf of her collaborative team’s research at the 2014 International Cancer Education Conference in Clearwater. The study examined assets and barriers that influence Hispanic migrant farmworkers’ health literacy skills and their ability to continue with the necessary follow-up care resulting […]