Each student received a proper helmet
fitting done by event staff.
DOH-Polk worked with several community partners to plan and host a bike safety event at the Crystal Lake Elementary Community Partnership School on May 22, 2021. The event was set up as a walk-up and drive-up event just outside the school. Students walked or were driven to the event with their families. Each student received a free bicycle (while supplies lasted), had a free helmet properly fitted and received a car seat check if needed. Each attendee was also given a bag with information regarding bike safety and helmet information for children and parents, plus additional information about local resources available to them in Polk County.
DOH-Hamilton staff members are shown here
with their children while participating
in the Friday Night Done Right event.
The Hamilton County Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Coalition hosted a Friday Night Done Right community kickball game. Staff from DOH-Hamilton were on hand to pass out information and promote the many services that the health department provides to the community. Staff also shared some goodies with event participants. Friday Night Done Right is a recurring community event that promotes recreation WITHOUT the use of alcohol and drugs. The main goal is empowering teens to make important choices about how they spend their time not only on Friday nights, but other times as well.
DOH-Columbia’s Miles of Smiles Program dental bus workers provided services and information at the event.
DOH-Columbia participated in the annual Kiwanis Kids’ Day event in Lake City on May 15, 2021. Healthiest Weight Florida’s partners including those providing clinical, dental and vital statistics services were all on hand to pass out information and promote the many services that the health department provides to the community. The Florida Department of Health’s Miles of Smiles Program dental bus was also there to provide dental assessments, fluoride varnish applications and oral hygiene instructions to 34 children. That large number of participants is a record number for this outreach event. The dental program also gave away more than 200 dental hygiene bags to both adults and children.