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On Saturday, May 18th, DOH staff distributed information on vaccines, bike safety, physical activity, healthy eating, infant safe sleep, and gave out over 300 toothbrushes to children in Lake City. It was a hot day, but RN Supervisor Sarah White did her part to keep even Smokey the Bear cool!
Blountstown Fire Department hosted its 8th annual Catfish Crawl 5k run on May 18, 2019 attracting over 600 people including both locals and visitors from across the panhandle. DOH-Calhoun partnered with the Blountstown Fire Department at this event to address priorities including tobacco, healthy babies and preparedness. Calhoun County Tobacco Prevention has participated in making this a tobacco-free event for two consecutive years!
DOH-Collier provided a presentation to The Immokalee Foundation Post-Secondary Program/Summer Boot Camp on Family Planning and STDs. Forty-six students who were preparing for college attended. Topics included safe sex, birth control, STDs and HIV, HPV vaccine, emotional/physical abusive relationships, condom education, and available services. The students asked numerous questions regarding STD transmission, fertility issues, contraception, and the cost of testing, and several scheduled screenings or appointments.
DOH-Walton and the Walton Community Health Improvement Partnership are partnering to provide community data placemats for tables at the Caring and Sharing of South Walton’s Communities of Transformation program. The program is led by the SoWal Community Chaplain, a WCHIP member, with the mission of moving families from surviving to thriving by developing personal leadership skills and building authentic relationships. There are over 50 participants that meet weekly. The placemats assist participants in understanding the needs of the community by looking at health disparities and the social determinants of health.
Effective Community Health Improvement Planning is about being a health detective, understanding root causes, creating appropriate strategies for improving things, and working toward continuous improvement. Data and partnerships are the foundation of both the Community Health Assessment and the Community Health Improvement Pan. Read more to learn about some Florida Counties engaged in this process:
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