This ongoing research study in Brazil, the Dominican Republic, Argentina, Colombia, and Miami, will analyze the risk factors and cultural issues that influence the increase in the birth rate among Hispanic adolescents.
Trends, parenting styles and overall consequences in the adolescent mother’s life are the primary prevention factors for early pregnancies in this ethnic group.
Miami-Dade County Teen Wellness Database
This is a cooperative partnership between the Miami-Dade County Health Department, the Area Health Education Center (AHEC), the Dade County Public School System, and Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, formerly Miami Children’s Hospital.
Physical activity, nutrition, use and abuse of alcohol and other drugs, juvenile delinquency, injuries and adolescent pregnancy will be taken as key indicators to measure the well-being of adolescents between 13 and 19 years of age. This database will serve to address improvements in preventive and interventional programs and create new programs for adolescent residents in Miami-Dade County.
Internships for public health programs and health education
The Division of Preventive Medicine established an internship program with the Schools of Public Health of the University of South Florida, Florida State University and University of Florida. Internships last 12 to 14 weeks, and are available during the year and under the supervision of a pediatrician with a master’s degree in Public Health and nurse practitioners.
During this internship four main areas including field experiences are discussed
are encouraged to interested candidates to apply through their schools. The selection of the candidates is made according to the studies, areas of interest and references.
For information, contact Dr. Deise Granado-Villar at (305) 663-6844.
Partnership and community partnerships
The Division of Preventive Medicine established a working relationship and collaborations with the following agencies, institutions or programs to improve existing health services and develop a new program in favor of the children and adolescents we care for.
• Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Center for Disease Control and Prevention)
• Health Commissioner New York State (State of New York Commissioner of Health )
• Florida Foundation for School health (Foundation for School health Florida)
• Public School system Miami-Dade (Miami-Dade County Public School system) County