Marvin Gifford with DOH-Monroe and Randy Bickers from AH Monroe
Saturday June 18, 2022, DOH-Monroe participated in the Juneteenth celebration at Nelson English Park in Key West. Carmel Cox, DOH-Monroe’s Record Specialist, coordinated and was also the President of the MLK Jr. Birthday Celebration and Scholarship Committee. Thirty reusable bags containing information and promotional items, fans, male and female condoms, HIV and STD education brochures and PREP information were provided. Many from the community stopped by to thank DOH-Monroe for being present. An estimated 200 participants were at the event, including children, teens and young adults, along with parents and elders in the community.
DOH-Calhoun/Liberty staff and students at Cooper's Park in Blountstown
DOH-Calhoun and DOH-Liberty kicked off summer break at a last day of school event at Cooper's Park in Blountstown. Students gathered at this community-sponsored event after school on June 1, 2022, to play and enjoy a fun afternoon outside. Children ranging from 1 to 18 years old as well as their parents and families were present at this event. The hot summer weather attracted students and their families to the DOH-Calhoun and DOH-Liberty area where there were fans to cool off, healthy snack options for summer and information about sun, water and insect safety. Families received sunscreen and insect repellant and learned valuable tips to stay safe this summer!
Event attendees eager to learn more about DOH-Osceola’s
programs and services
DOH-Osceola participated in the 2022 Kissimmee Juneteenth Festival on Saturday, June 18, 2022, at the Kissimmee Lakefront Park. This event was a celebration of community, culture and unity including live music, delicious food and craft vendors. Event attendees visited the DOH-Osceola tent to learn more about offered programs and services, familiar themselves with health equity efforts and pick up some awesome promotional giveaways. With the summer months here, attendees also had the opportunity to learn more about swimming safety. Staff from DOH-Osceola Environmental, Health Equity, Health Promotions and WIC departments were excited to participate in this free family friendly event.
DOH-Volusia's Path4Hope Conference at Bethune Cookman University
In 2020, overdoses in Volusia County increased by 75% and Fentanyl contributed to 85% of fatal overdoses. In response, DOH-Volusia hosted a two-day Path4Hope conference that brought together 68 participants including pharmacists, physicians, law enforcement professionals, community organization staff and people who are in recovery. DOH-Volusia asked this collaborative to work together and asked tough questions for visioning and planning. Participants designed a local, specific, long-term plan. The event enhanced communication among community members and partners to address overdose issues for the long haul.