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FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH Division of Public Health Statistics & Performance Management

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Sharing Positive Info with All Families

 Alisa Foster at the Healthy Start 5K.

The cover of the first issue of Tampa Bay Baby was created in partnership with DOH-Pinellas coordinator Samantha Staley, and features mothers and babies from various racial and ethnic groups.

DOH-Pinellas is sharing infant health information, including the role of breastfeeding, with families in the county via a free publication that debuted in November. Good Living’s Tampa Bay Baby is a guide focusing on the needs of babies and toddlers through the pre-K stage. The first issue has a wraparound cover depicting seven mothers and their babies. It was created in partnership with DOH-Pinellas.

DOH-Pinellas Gets Social About HIV

DOH-Pinellas Gets Social About HIV

Shundra Allison of M/E Marketing, the creator of #TheBurgCares, with St. Petersburg’s Deputy Mayor Kanika Tomalin.

Via a Pinellas County Government grant, the DOH-Pinellas HIV/AIDS Program launched a social media campaign with the hashtag #TheBurgCares. The campaign focuses on St. Petersburg (commonly called “The Burg”) with information about testing, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), treatment and overcoming the HIV/AIDS stigma. The campaign will also host a series of public service announcements featuring local leaders. #TheBurgCares is reaching out to high-risk populations on dating sites.

What's New

  • Create a CHARTS account to automatically view your preferred county’s data.
  • 2016 youth survey data, 2017 hospital bed data and several indicators from the Department of Education are now available.
  • Find out what’s new on CHARTS by reading the Updates List.
  • The Minority Health – American Indian profile has been updated for 2016.

Quick Facts

  • Florida’s adjusted death rate for colorectal cancer decreased 46.2% from 25.1 to 13.5 per 100,000 population from 1981 to 2014.
  • Take action to get regular colorectal cancer screening beginning at age 50. After age 75, talk to your healthcare provider to decide whether to get screened.
  • The risk of developing colorectal cancer increases with age and is greater among men than in women.
  • For 2014–2016, the death rate from colorectal cancer among Hispanics was .9 times that of non-Hispanics.
  • For 2014–2016, the death rate from colorectal cancer among blacks was 1.3 times that of whites.
  • In 2016, HIV was the 6th leading cause of death among women and the 8th leading cause of death among men for those ages 25–44.
  • Survival time from AIDS diagnosis to death is significantly shorter for females than males.
  • The greatest proportion of women (28%) diagnosed with HIV in 2016 were ages 50 and older.
  • In Florida, the majority (65%) of American Indians living with HIV in Florida through 2016 were diagnosed with HIV between the ages of 20 and 39.

Estimated Births

*Since Jan 01,


Did You Know?

  • More than 100 social and economic measures are available by county and census tract in the Community Tools section of CHARTS.
  • The American Fact Finder (US Census) is the source for the social and economic measures in CHARTS.
  • The population estimates in CHARTS come from the Florida Legislature’s Office of Florida’s Office of Economic and Demographic Research.

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