Disaster by Design: Engaging in Community Preparedness

Around the world, people are faced with both natural and man-made disasters such as fires, storms, floods, earthquakes, tsunamis and terrorist attacks. Outbreaks of an infectious disease may pose a threat as it spreads rapidly leading to a pandemic crisis that threatens global health security. Civilians may be displaced due to any of the unforeseen events above where time is of the essence and the allocation of resources is needed to help those impacted with their recovery. How would you prepare your team? … Read More Disaster by Design: Engaging in Community Preparedness

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Preparing for Public Health Threats at Tampa International Airport

In February 2018, the Tampa International Airport (TIA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) held a table top exercise involving the arrival of passengers carrying a potentially epidemic infectious disease. In addition to the CDC Public Health Service Officers, this exercise brought together a diverse group of first responders and other essential… Read More Preparing for Public Health Threats at Tampa International Airport

Environmental Protection Commission of Hillsborough County

The Environmental Protection Commission (EPC) of Hillsborough County aims to not only protect the environment but the citizens from natural or man made disasters. The facility holds all five divisions (waste management, wetlands management, water management, Air management and Legal and Administration services) in order to control the decisions being made for our ecosystem. The… Read More Environmental Protection Commission of Hillsborough County

Connecting with Refugee Youth in our Community

During this past summer, a fantastic collaboration occurred between the College of Public Health (COPH) Global Disaster Management, Humanitarian Relief, and Homeland Security (GHH) program and USF Honor’s College students as they began to work with local community partners including Gulf Coast Jewish Family Services, the Department of Children and Family, and Hillsborough County School… Read More Connecting with Refugee Youth in our Community

Learning about Vulnerable Populations with the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay

The Crisis Center of Tampa Bay works with victims of many crimes, specializing mainly in sexual and domestic violence. They have individuals who answer the 211 hotline which anyone can call if they are feeling suicidal, or do not know who else to call for their specific situation. Not only does the Crisis Center provide… Read More Learning about Vulnerable Populations with the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay