Emalynn Mandapat and Kimberly Melnik, DOH-Bay Dental Hygienists
DOH-Bay’s Children’s Dentistry Clinic partnered with the Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) to provide preventative dental care to incarcerated juveniles at the Bay Regional Juvenile Detention Center. On April 5, using the DOH-Bay Mobile Dental Unit, staff provided preventive care to eight patients. “By bringing our dentistry clinic to these youth we hope to be able to prevent tooth decay and gum disease later in their life,” said Sandon S. Speedling, MHS, CPM, CPH, DOH-Bay, Administrator and Health Officer.
The FDOH-Polk WIC staff providing education to community
DOH-Polk hosted the Lil’ Bundles Community Baby Shower. This baby shower was a free event open to families with children under the age of three, families who are expecting and those planning to expand their family in the future. Over 360 families connected with vendors from 25 diverse community agencies throughout Polk County from mental health services, healthcare providers, childcare information, prenatal classes, health screenings, HIV testing and so much more! Fifty-one car seats, sixty-one play yards, sixty-four strollers, one hundred sleep sacks, and two hundred door alarms were given to families in need.
The DOH-Pasco team partnered with AdventHealth's
3D Mobile Mammography Bus
On April 15, the Florida Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (FBCCEDP) at DOH-Pasco County partnered with AdventHealth to bring a 3D mobile mammography bus to New Port Richey. Early detection is the best protection and FBCCEDP-Pasco encouraged everyone to take charge of their health and have that peace of mind. The event was a success with a total of 22 women who received their 3D mammograms on the AdventHealth mobile mammography bus.