Writing Style Guide

The marketing and communications team has developed a set of guidelines to help members of the University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions speak and write in a unified way. Following these guidelines will enable the college to maintain a clear identity, as well as follow best practices, for communications regarding the college. We recommend that you refer to it whenever you develop communications or marketing materials.

PHHP Style Guide

If a particular issue is not noted here, please visit the UF Writing Guide or follow general Associated Press style.

 

Boilerplate Copy

The boilerplate statements below may be used whenever a high-level overview is needed to describe the college. This tells the reader who we are and what our mission is. This statement should remain consistent throughout all use cases so little to no editing is required.

Version 1

The College of Public Health and Health Professions at the University of Florida is one among more than 60 schools and colleges in the U.S. that have achieved accreditation as a school of public health from the Council on Education for Public Health. Unique among its peers, the college’s eight departments encompass both public health and the health professions, thereby providing a fertile environment for the integration of population-based problem-solving and individual patient care. These opportunities for collaboration in education, research and service further the college’s mission to shape tomorrow’s public health and health professionals through dynamic and responsive educational programs, transformational research, groundbreaking discoveries, and equitable health-related service.

Version 2

The mission of the University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions is to shape tomorrow’s public health and health professionals through dynamic and responsive educational programs, transformational research, groundbreaking discoveries, and equitable health-related service. Our collaborations within the college and beyond advance the breadth of knowledge, the quality of science and the attainment of professional distinction.