Collaborative Project
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Collaborative Projects

The Florida Public Health Training Center is issuing a call for proposals from teams of USF COPH faculty members, students, and local or state public health professionals to enhance public health services to medically underserved communities.

The purpose of the Collaborative Project is to unite teams of current and future public health workforce members who will work together to improve Florida’s public health systems by strengthening the technical, scientific, managerial, and leadership competencies of the future public health workforce while addressing the needs in a medically underserviced area.

Proposal Deadline:
Friday, December 14, 2012
Maximum $10,000 per project;
up to 3 awards will be made in 2013

Team Proposal

An eligible proposal for the USF FPHTC Collaborative Projects shall be a team that consists of at least one person from each of the following groups.

  • USF COPH Faculty
  • USF COPH Students
  • County and/or State Department of Health Professional

Preference will be given to teams who chose to conduct their project in one of the following areas - which are consistent with the priorities of the HRSA grant:

  • Tribal Communities
  • Health Department Accreditation
  • Increase Minority Group Interest in Public Health Careers
  • Analysis of assets in a Medically Underserved Area
  • Analysis of social determinants of health in a Medically Underserved Area

Additional details included in the Collaborative Project Guidelines. Complete and submit the Collaborative Project Application to apply.

If you should have any questions, please contact: Desiree Liburd at 813-974-9070 or at

Medically Underserved Area (MUA)

MUAs are areas or populations designated by HRSA as having: too few primary care providers; a shortage of personal health services; high infant mortality; high poverty and/or high elderly population; and economic, cultural, or linguistic barriers to health care.

Award is funded by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA).

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