DOH-Nassau lends cots to the Coalition for the Homeless of Nassau County.
DOH-Nassau partners with the Coalition for the Homeless of Nassau County to address homelessness in Nassau County. This coalition has a facility use agreement with the Fernandina Beach City Commission to operate a cold night shelter when the temperature drops below 40 degrees with 20 cots for those in need.
DOH Manatee health educator
Paige Wesley shares the
design used to market the
Feeding Workgroup survey
to Samoset residents.
DOH-Manatee and the Manatee County Feeding Workgroup have surveyed residents of Samoset, which the USDA deems a food desert. Survey respondents identified barriers to healthy food options. More than 60% of respondents said they spend more than $40 per month on produce and approximately 84% said they would be inclined to purchase produce from an outdoor fruit and vegetable stand. The survey, which was conducted in English and Spanish, had more than 100 responses and is critical to appropriately and effectively implementing changes by using the PACE-EH strategy.
DOH-Jackson Staff providing vaccines and health information
during New Year School Employee Health Fair.
DOH-Jackson staff members attended three events to encourage participation in positive healthy behaviors during the holiday seasons. The events included November Senior Citizens Physical Activity Classes, December Optimist Basketball Tournament and January Back to School Health Fair. More than 1,600 people were reached with this multi-event initiative. Participants received no-cost workout sessions, workout equipment, vaccinations, educational material, personal protection kits and promotional items to remind the community that it is important to always practice healthy behaviors.
The Sealing and Educating All Little Smiles (SEALS) Program Van.
The DOH-Broward Sealing and Educating All Little Smiles (SEALS) Program consists of 17 dental hygienists who visit 267 Broward County public and charter schools for Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade. During these visits, the DOH-Broward SEALS hygienists provide oral hygiene education, assessment, dental sealants, and fluoride varnish. During the 2022-2023 school year, the program has a goal of seeing 60,000 students with a 35% participation rate.