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Fall 2011 USF Health Service Corps Photo Gallery

This website  provides photos of our students engaged in our USF Health Service  Corps events between September 2011-December, 2011.  In looking through these photos, you will notice both the interdisciplinary, creative and  multifaceted nature of these events, with students  learning and serving together and making a positive difference in our local community.

So, if you are a USF Health student and would like to participate in service activities,  you can go to this website http://health.usf.edu/ahec/USFHealthServicesCorps/hscevents.htm or our calendar at http://my.calendars.net/servicecorps  to find out about great service events for the current semester!  What a great way to have fun and help others at the same time!

And now, please enjoy the photo gallery of   these great events, which are  listed in chronological order....  (Please note- these are just some of the many different  events and projects offered by the USF Health Service Corps!)_________________________________________________________________________________

On Saturday, September 10th, we held our fall

Service Corps picnic for our friends with the Farmworkers Self  Help Teen Dream Group at USF Riverfront Park.


Although the surprise thunderstorm  precluded our fitness activities, our USF Health students and the kids had a great time together with Bernice's nutrition game and the arts and crafts!





See complete photo album at  FarmworkersSelfHelpfall2011 .


On September 23rd, an enthusiastic  group of COPH, CON and COM students

contributed to a

fall safety and fitness event for families in the Sulphur Springs area.  


This event was planned and  implemented in collaboration with Sulphur  Springs  Elementary school, the YMCA and  St Joseph's Children's Hospital Child Advocacy Department.









See complete photo album at  Sulphurspringssept2011.




And on September 30th, we implemented a

Service Corps fun fitness event for kids 

in an apartment complex in the local  area!






See complete album at  FitnessEvent.


On October 1st, a number of our graduate Physical therapy and public health students, as well as undergrad pre-PT and COPH students, participated in

The F.A.I.R.: Family Abilities Information Rally  - A Cross Disabilities Event

at All Peoples Life Center.


Our USF students led children in variety of fun activities, including bowling, hula hoops,

hopscotch, a tobacco education game and even a  handwashing collage! 






On October 11th,  our medical and nursing students performed blood sugar and blood cholesterol screenings at the USF Human Resources Benefits Fair,

under the expert clinical supervision of USF COM faculty.  







See  complete photo album at USFbenefitshealthfair2011. _______________________________________________________________________________

One of our favorite annual events is the

College of Public Health- USF Health Service Corps Flu Shot Day!

So on October 21st, the medical and nursing students skillfully administered the flu vaccines, under supervision of our USF health clinical faculty and our Occupational Medicine residents ....



and our COPH students did a fantastic job with the health education exhibits/activities,  registration, and helping  all of our guests from the community and USF feel 'at home'!



See complete photo album at Flushotday2011.


 Another favorite annual Service Corps event is the 

John Knox Village (Halloween) Masquerade Ball!






See also complete photo album  at JohnKnox2011.  



This year, on November 4th, we initiated a creative new project, in which we collaborated

with Hillsborough Kids,Inc. and we created 

healthy holiday gift bags for teens in foster care! 


We also learned a great deal about foster care from a licensed social worker. 

This was a fun and valuable service learning project, and we hope to partner with

Hillsboorugh Kids in the future.






See complete photo album at  Holidaygiftbags.


Teaching Activities



Once again our USF Health students participated in Great American Teach In!


Here are some photos  of our COPH graduate students from Nigeria introducing  the

students  at Witter Elementary to Africa.



See complete photo album at  Greatamericanteachin.


Here is another  first!

Our USF Health Service Corps was invited to participate in the December 2nd

Tampa Bay Tech HS Health Expo !

Our  Pharmacy, medicine, public health and PT students taught the enthusiastic  HS

students about health issues and health careers in 5 neat 'stations' -

a public health game,  a tobacco prevention ball toss, a distracted driving bean bag toss,

and and ask the health professionals to be stations.










See complete photo album at   TBTECHHEALTHEXPO



The American Heart Walk!



This year, the COPH was able to raise additional funds through a creative incentive 

whereby people donated cash to the American Heart Assocation in exchange for free

muffins provided by Sweet Tomatoes restaurant. 







What a Super Semester of Service !


Do you have some suggestions for  future service projects?

  Then feel free to contact the USF Health Service Corps Coordinator,

Ellen Kent, MPH, CPH, at ekent@health.usf.edu or  813-974-6622  

and she will be happy to work with you !


Also, for a listing of the USF Health Service Corps Accomplishments,

feel free to check out the annual reports websites at http://health.usf.edu/ahec/USFHealthServicesCorps/Annual+Reports.htm ! ______________________________________________________________________________ 

 Photos by Ellen Kent, MPH, CPH