FDOH Osceola staff- Senior Community Health Nursing Director, Michael Smith, Community Health Nursing Supervisor, Bobbie Fitch, and FBCCEDP Regional Care Coordinator, Leonor Marrero
The Regional Florida Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (FBCCEDP) at the Florida Department of Health in Osceola County (FDOH-Osceola) conducted a targeted mass media campaign on Lynx busses to promote cancer screenings, specifically clinical breast exams, mammograms, Pap tests, and primary HPV testing. The Regional FBCCEDP at FDOH-Osceola provides these services primarily to women who are 50 to 64 years of age, low income, uninsured or underinsured, and are a resident of Florida. As of today, the FBCCEDP program has recruited 315 women compared to the same time last year when the program saw 158 recruitments.
DOH Bradford Program Staff; Tracy Toms, Iana Patterson
On October 6, 2022, DOH Bradford Program Staff partnered with local community partners to participate in an inmate reentry seminar at the Union County Correctional Institute. These seminars increase an inmate’s awareness and understanding of resources and services in the community and provide critical support to an inmate moving from incarceration to the community. About 60 individuals were in attendance, and all are due to be released within 6 months of the seminar. DOH-Staff shared services offered by the health department, such as primary care services, mental health services, vital statistics and vaccinations, and housing and job assistance.
DOH –Nassau Staff and community partners at the
Maternal-Child Playdate event.
A Nassau DOH Performance Management and Quality Improvement (PMQI) project aimed to improve the process in which outreach planning was routinely organized and executed. Historically, DOH outreach events and events sponsored by community partners were organized using 0-1 planning meetings and 1-3 email correspondence for a follow-up. Nassau CHD then implemented a series of routine planning meetings for outreach events, which started 6-8 weeks before an event. Staff reported that a September outreach event using this new process was well-structured and organized. This event was shared with 20 media outlets, and 8 community partners were in attendance with their own information tables.
DOH- Leon's Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Specialist,
Maja Troupe and Christopher Brown
DOH Leon presented a Pink Day of Breast Cancer Awareness at Governor's Square Mall in Tallahassee. The team from our Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program was onsite for the full day to answer breast cancer questions, share information on our early screening program for underserved women and information on other resources in the community.