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

Public Health Preparedness in Pinellas County

Our class got to visit the Pinellas County Health Department in downtown St. Petersburg. While at the health department, we were fortunate enough to meet with two of their Public Health Preparedness Planners to learn more about Points of Dispensing (PODs) and Special Needs Shelters, and how they operate in Pinellas County. Just a little background… Read More Public Health Preparedness in Pinellas County

Students and Faculty Represent USF COPH at FEMA Symposium

  The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) held its 17th Annual Emergency Management Higher Education Symposium in June at the National Emergency Training Center in Emmitsburg, MD. The topic of the symposium was “Moving Us Forward: Blending Higher Education and Experiential Knowledge in Emergency Management.” USF College of Public Health faculty, Dr. Robert Tabler, Ms.… Read More Students and Faculty Represent USF COPH at FEMA Symposium