Posts Tagged ‘Hillsborough County Health Department’

Alumnus Dr. Jarrett Brunny makes life better for Virginia children

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USF College of Public Health graduate Dr. Jarrett Brunny is changing the game for children in coastal Virginia where he is director of United for Children, part of the nonprofit United Way of South Hampton Roads. “There are 22,000 children living in extreme poverty in the Tidewater region near Norfolk, which fits into a national […]

Helping One Another: USF Comes Together for Hurricane Irma

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Before, during and after the storm, many offered helping hands and shelter As Hurricane Irma churned toward Florida’s west coast area last week, USF Bulls did not just hunker down or evacuate in preparation for the monster storm. They rallied big time.   USF employees spent countless hours planning for and responding to the storm […]

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. […]

Dr. Leslene Gordon reappointed to Florida diabetes council

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USF College of Public Health graduate Dr. Leslene Gordon was reappointed to the Florida Government Diabetes Advisory Council. This marks Gordon’s second term with the council, but this accomplishment only grazes the surface on her wealth of professional health experience. The Kingston, Jamaica native began her public health experience in New York. Gordon earned her […]

Florida Dept. of Health is first to achieve national accreditation

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The Florida Department of Health (DOH) has been a long standing partner of the USF College of Public Health. This year that bond grows stronger with the DOH’s recent accreditation. In March, the DOH became the first in the nation to achieve national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB)’s integrated local public health […]