IMPROVING HEALTH CARE FOR FLORIDA
The Florida Blue Center for Health Care Quality brings together experts from a variety of disciplines at UF, including health services administration, nursing, health policy, medicine, pharmacy, public health and sociology, to design and evaluate improved approaches to health care access and delivery. It is housed within the College of Nursing and the College of Public Health and Health Professions.
FLORIDA BLUE CENTER EVENTS
The 2021 Policy Hack-A-Thon inaugural event will be held on Oct. 16, and will involve students who are organized into groups and given real health care or program challenges to address.
FLORIDA BLUE CENTER NEWS
Jane M. Carrington, PhD, RN, FAAN, the UF College of Nursing’s Dorothy M. Smith Endowed Chair and co-director for the Florida Blue Center for Health Care Quality, has been named a 2021 fellow of the American Medical Informatics Association, or AMIA.
And soon, there will be three.Johnson & Johnson recently submitted its COVID-19 vaccine to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for emergency use authorization. That step could eventually make it the third vaccine to be approved in the battle against the novel coronavirus pandemic, joining vaccines made by Moderna and Pfizer with its German partner BioNTech.
The University of Florida led the way in indoor mask compliance among six universities participating in a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study of mask use on campuses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
People who received the flu vaccine in the year before testing positive for COVID-19 are nearly 2 1/2 times less likely to be hospitalized with a severe form of the disease than those who were not vaccinated, an analysis published Wednesday by the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine found.