This photo gallery includes pictures of USF students engaged in USF Health Service Corps events during the Summer of 2013. As you view these photos, you may observe the truly interdisciplinary nature of these events, with students in our different USF Health academic programs, as well as pre-health professional USF students, learning, serving and having fun together! In fact, you can also visit the Summer 2013 Service Corps Opportunities website which provides descriptions of these service events.
Please note - these are just some of the many different meaningful service events and projects offered by the USF Health Service Corps. Therefore, if you wish to make a positive difference in our local community, then we encourage you to visit the USF Health Service Corps Events & Projects website to find out about upcoming health-related service opportunities for the current semester! _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
July 9th:Hope Lodge Patriotic Dessert Party
Our USF Health students in the colleges of Public Health, Nursing and the Graduate Programs in Biomedical Sciences provided delectable desserts for our annual summer dessert party at the Hope Lodge. In addition, the premedical AMSA students led a lively bingo game. We look forward to continuing this Service Corps- Premed AMSA AM partnership in future events to bring cheer to the residents at the ACS Benjamin Mendick Hope Lodge, who are being treated for cancer at Moffitt and other hospitals.
See additional photos at: Hope Lodge Summer 2013
Shriner’s Camp Care A Lot Carnival
Energetic public health, nursing, and physical therapy students had a great time with the children participating in the week-long Shriner’s Camp Care A Lot at the Rotary Camp Florida in Brandon.
See additional photos at: Shriners Camp Care A Lot 2013
July 12thHealthy Summer Picnic in the Park for Farmworkers Self-Help Teen Dream Group in Dade City
Our public health, nursing, medical, pharmacy and premedical students teamed up to create a late afternoon picnic for Farmworkers Self Help!
Our students had an amazing game of soccer with the FSH youth and helped the children and teens create their own t-shirts with a healthy theme. In addition, the children and their parents were able to select clothing, shoes, games hygiene items and other gifts from the Christmas in July 'store' which was made possible through the USF Health Service Corps summer collection drive . And finally, everyone enjoyed a healthy hotdog picnic together !
See additional photos at: FSH Summer 2013
July 17th: Fun Fitness & Nutrition Learning Activities with the Refugee Youth Services Summer Camp
Our graduate and undergraduate student volunteers with the College of Public Health led teen refugees from Africa, Cuba, Iraq and Burma in a nutrition and fitness lesson, made healthy trail mix snacks, and enjoyed soccer, hula hoop, and jump rope together.
See additional photos at: Nutrition/FitnesswithRefugeeYouthSummer2013
July 19th: Health Fair at Lazy Days RV Park, Seffner
Our medical and nursing students had a wonderful time volunteering together during our annual Service Corps health fair for the employees and guests at this popular RV park.
July 27th: Health Fair at Manatee Villages in Ruskin
See additional photos at: Manatee Villages Summer Health Fair
July 30th: International Day of Friendship !
Our international students from the Colleges of Public Health and Pharmacy shared their
enthusiasm for their health careers with high school students participating in the Refugee
Youth Services summer program!
See additional photos at: InternationalFriendshipDay
Back to School Health Fairs, Summer 2013
Once again, our USF Health students contributed to a number of back to school health fairs for children, including a back to school health fair on August 3rd (Lee Davis Community Center) and three different back to school health fairs on August 17th (Webb MS, Eisenhower MS, and Bethesda Ministries)
Back to school health fair at Bethesda Ministries on August 17th
Back to School Health Fair at Eisenhower Middle School on August 17th
See additional photos at: Eisenhower MS
September 4th: Occupational Health & Safety Fair for Johnson Controls Employees
Our Sunshine ERC students contributed to our first Service Corps-Sunshine ERC occupational health and safety health fair at Johnson Controls, which is a leading supplier of lead acid batteries for cars and other vehicles.
See additional photos at:JohnsonControlsHealthFair __________________________________________________________________________________________________________
September 5th: Second Bulls Walk and Bike Week Event at the College of Public Health
USF Health student volunteers teamed up with university and community partners to share helpful tips about staying safe on the road during this FUN and interactive bicycle and pedestrian safety awareness event!
See additional photos at : Bulls Walk & Bike Week 2013
Tools for Schools Collection Drive 2013
Our annual Tools for Schools drive, which is a partnership between the USF Health Service Corps, USF Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement (CLCE) and University Area Community Development Corporation (UACDC) was once again a success! Together, we collected more than 50 bags of new school supplies from boxes throughout USF Health and the main USF campus. The teachers from the local elementary schools will then be able to visit the UACDC to select free school supplies for their classrooms and students.
See additional photos at: ToolsForSchools2013 .
September 16th: Mexican Independence Day Health Fair and Fiesta
This event was a true collaboration between our USF Health Service Corps student volunteers, our outstanding USF Health clinical supervisors, Farmworkers Self Help in Dade City, Prevent Blindness Florida as well as many other community partners who contributed valuable resources to this event. While the pharmacy, nursing and medical students assisted with the health screenings and health education for adults, our COPH and pre-health professional students taught children just how much fun it can be to stay healthy and safe!
See additional photos at: MexicanIndependenceDay2013healthfair
This event was recently featured on the WUSF University Beat -
see also USF Health Service Corps - Farmworkers episode.
September 20th: Gardening Service Day
Our USF Health Service Corps volunteers teamed up with the Tampa Bay Refugee Task Force to volunteer at a healthy garden oasis where refugees can grow healthy fruits & vegetables.
See additional photos at: Gardening Service Day
September 21th: Passport to Safety Event at the Mall !
Our medical, nursing and pre-health professional student volunteers helped to teach children about staying health and safe, by guiding them through a 'Passport to Safety' fair at the mall. This event was truly a successful collaboration between the USF Health Service Corps,
St Joseph's Children's Hospital and Safe Kids Tampa !
See additional photos at: Passport to Safety at the Mall ! September 2013
Students - We hope that you enjoyed these photos! Would you like to participate in additional rewarding and fun service events ? Then visit the USF Health Service Corps Events & Projects website to find out about upcoming service opportunities for the current semester!
If you would you like some personalized advice on finding service projects that will meet your interests and your busy schedule, then feel free to contact the USF Health Service Corps Coordinator, Ellen Kent, MPH, CPH, at email@example.com or 813-974-6622 and she will be happy to help you! _________________________________________________________________________________________________________
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