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Florida Department of Health Recognizes 2017 Healthy Weight Community Champions

Florida Department of Health Recognizes 2017 Healthy Weight Community Champions

Recently, the Florida Department of Health recognized 98 communities as the 2017 Healthy Weight Community Champions. Florida’s county and municipal governments play an important role in decreasing the prevalence of unhealthy weight in their jurisdictions. Local governments can implement a variety of policies that have been shown to increase physical activity and improve nutrition. These best practice policies are reflected in the Healthy Weight Community Champion submission criteria. Between August and December 2016, local governments were invited to submit best practices they have implemented in their jurisdictions

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  • Florida’s age adjusted colorectal cancer rate declined from 1981 to 2013 from 59.7 to 34.4 per 100,000 population, a 42.4% decrease.
  • Florida’s adjusted death rate for colorectal cancer decreased 44.6% from 25.1 to 13.9 per 100,000 population from 1981 to 2013.
  • Take action to get regular colorectal cancer screening beginning at age 50. After age 75, talk to your healthcare provider to decide whether or not to get screened.
  • The risk of developing colorectal cancer increases with age and is greater among men than in women.
  • The death rate from colorectal cancer is lower among Hispanics than non-Hispanics.
  • The death rate from colorectal cancer is higher among blacks than whites.
  • In 2015, HIV was the 5th leading cause of death among women ages 25-44.
  • Survival time from AIDS diagnosis to death is significantly shorter for females than males.
  • Among women, those 50 years of age and older represent the age group with the highest percent of HIV infection cases diagnosed in 2015, accounting for 29% of HIV female infection cases.
  • In Florida, the majority (68%) of American Indians diagnosed with HIV infection through 2015 were between the ages of 20 and 39.

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  • CHARTS uses data from American Fact Finder (US Census) for Florida’s population characteristics.
  • CHARTS’ population estimates come from the Florida Legislature’s Office of Florida’s Office of Economic and Demographic Research.


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