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Health Research and education

This international program of the Office of Disease Prevention and Communicable Diseases World Health Organization works To integrate the clinical routes to the main causes of infant morbidity and mortality in a global way. Special emphasis is placed on the American continent and the Caribbean, to achieve the 2002 Target to prevent 100,000 child deaths.

Through the training of physicians and health-related professionals, the involvement of government officials and medical school deans, this program attempts to adapt clinical pathways to all levels of care in all countries.

The Division of Preventive Medicine at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, formerly Miami Children’s Hospital, serves as a training center for the World Health Organization for international doctors and government officials.

Dr. Deise Granado-Villar is a designated member of the Global Advisory Board on Childhood Illness Prevention.

During the third week of October and during the Annual Pediatric Course at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, formerly Miami Children’s Hospital, trainings are held for physicians and public health professionals or professionals related to the sector.

For more information call Dr. Deise Granado-Villar at (305) 663-6853.

Study of multiple international institutions on cultural issues that predispose teenage pregnancy.

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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
1. NYC school health services and correctional services
2. Evaluation and planning of community needs
3. Measures resulting, epidemiological aspects of community health services
4. Operation and administration of subsidies

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)
• National School Health Consortium (National Consortium for School Health )

• Health Commissioner New York State (State of New York Commissioner of Health )
• Center for the prevention of Handgun violence (Center for the prevention of gun violence)

• Florida Foundation for School health (Foundation for School health Florida)

• Public School system Miami-Dade (Miami-Dade County Public School system) County