USF Area Health Education Center
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During the 6th annual Tobacco Free Florida Week, April 21-27, USF AHEC and Tobacco Free Florida are emphasizing the importance of teamwork with health professionals to help tobacco users quit for good.  Team Up to Quit is a statewide effort to raise awareness of the resources available to help Floridians quit tobacco. “The health care community plays a critical role in helping patients understand the impact of smoking on their lives,” said State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health Dr. John Armstrong. “Patients who discuss ways to quit with their health care professionals are ultimately more successful in their quit attempts.”

Visit to learn more about Team Up To Quit.  To view the Florida Surgeon General's video click here. 

The USF AHEC Program connects students to careers, professionals to communities and communities to better health. We inspire, train, recruit and retain a diverse and broad range of health professionals to practice in communities where the need is greatest.

  Students: USF AHEC encourages the next generation of health care professionals by providing opportunities. [more. . .]

  Preceptors: The USF AHEC Program and its centers coordinate clinical training opportunities at community-based sites for health professions students. [more. . .]

  Health Professionals: USF AHEC offers programs and services to retain and sustain health professionals in medically underserved communities. [more . . . ]

  Community Partners: USF AHEC partners with community-based organizations to create and implement health promotion activities. [more . . . ]