Community & Family Health

Research and Centers

The Chiles Center

The Chiles Center's mission is to promote and protect the health of pregnant women, their infants, and young children through research, education and service.

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The Harrell Center

The Harrell Center seeks to end family violence by understanding it.

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Florida Prevention Research Center

Florida Prevention Research Center

FPRC's mission is to develop, implement and evaluate evidence-based approaches to strengthen community capacity for sustained disease prevention and health promotion. The Florida Prevention Research Center is designated as one of 37 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Centers in the nation funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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World Health Organization Collaborating Center on Social Marketing and Social Change

World Health Organization Collaborating Center on Social Marketing and Social ChangeThe University of South Florida (USF) is a recognized leader in social marketing and public health. Within USF, the Florida Prevention Research Center (FPRC) and the Social Marketing Group (SMG) have carried the banner for social marketing and public health and set the foundation for the development of the World Health Organization Collaborating Center on Social Marketing and Social Change (WHO CC on Social Marketing).

CRUSH LogoCollaborative for Research Understanding Sexual Health (CRUSH)

The purpose of the CRUSH is to foster high quality interdisciplinary working relationships between faculty and students engaged in scientific discovery related to improvement of sexual health.

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Maternal and Child Health Leadership Training Program

Maternal and Child Health Leadership Training ProgramThe purpose of the MCH Training Program is to “improve the health status of women, infants, children, youth and their families.” The vision of the Program is that “all children and families will live and thrive in healthy communities served by a quality workforce that helps assure their health and well-being.”

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Neurodevelopmental Medicine

Neurodevelopmental MedicineThe mission of the Neurodevelopmental Medicine Program is to improve children’s health through research, education, and healthcare. We provide multidisciplinary care to Tampa Bay area children and families struggling with complex medical, neurodevelopmental, behavioral and learning problems through family therapy, community outreach, education, research and healthcare.

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USF Social Marketing GroupUSF Social Marketing Group at the COPH

The mission of the University of South Florida, Social Marketing Group at the College of Public Health is to help public sector organizations effectively apply social marketing in order to improve health outcomes and life circumstances.

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Senior Surfers and Social Networking

Senior Surfers and Social Networking: An interdisciplinary investigation into online dating outcomes for women using social networking sites.

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Nursing Home PictureJob Experiences in Nursing Homes

This research study seeks to explore the job and workplace experiences of personnel employed at nursing home facilities across the U.S. We are interested in the perspective of nursing home employees in varied positions.

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MCH Train-A-Bull

MCH TABThe purpose of the Maternal and Child Health Pipeline Training Program is to recruit, mentor, train, guide and support undergraduate students who seek graduate training in a variety of maternal and child health-related fields.

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