Iesha Grinnell, FDOH-Gadsden HH+ program
coordinator, conducts blood pressure screenings
for senior citizens
DOH-Gadsden’s Heart Health Plus (HH+) program joined the Gadsden Senior Services at their Farm Share distribution for residents in Quincy, FL. The HH+ program provided 20 free blood pressure screenings for attendees.
Robyn Jernigan, Danielle Parton, and Jamie
Keen-Alford with Christmas gifts for seniors
DOH-Putnam, Healthy Families Florida played Santa for seniors this year. After learning that 45 residents in a local nursing home would not have visitors or gifts to open this year, DOH-Putnam adopted the residents. DOH-Putnam employees collected 45 bags with blankets, socks and word puzzle books to deliver to the residents who may not have any holiday cheer this season or throughout the year. Socks, blankets and puzzle books are simple items that tend to be overlooked as heartfelt gifts. This year, these gifts brightened the spirits of 45 individuals who otherwise would have had none.
DOH-Calhoun and Liberty staff at
Christmas On the Square
In December, DOH-Calhoun and Liberty partnered with the Chamber of Commerce and participated in Calhoun Christmas On the Square and Love for Liberty Craft Fair as well as the Blountstown and Bristol Christmas Parades. They provided hands on activities for children which gave the opportunity to engage with staff and become familiar with the faces they will see when coming to the clinic for services. This proved to be a successful outreach activity that connected DOH-Calhoun and Liberty with the community and provided an opportunity to spread some holiday cheer!
DOH-Collier Staff tabling at the Health Fair
The STD teams provided education about the services available at DOH-Collier (Naples/Immokalee). They gave away promotional bags, pens, koozies, condoms and free testing cards for HIV/Hepatitis and STD to raise awareness about these diseases. The COVID-19 team gave sani-kits and rain ponchos to approximately 50 participants and provided COVID-19 testing to approximately 15 participants.