Ryan Miles, Maria Villanueva, Alma Nava and Maggie Benko get ready to assist families in the vaccination area
DOH-Volusia collaborated with the Environmental Health, Nutrition, Dental and Clinic programs to host Back-to-School events providing information, stress balls, pencils, lunch bags, shot records and vaccinations to students. Over 700 students attended the event. Environmental health specialists provided information regarding water and swimming pool safety. Nutritionists provided information on healthy lunch options, how to avoid sugary drinks and snacks, and distributed MyPlate cutting boards to attendees. Dental hygienists informed parents about their pediatric dental services and school-based sealant program. Clinic staff also provided vaccinations and assisted many families with shot records.
Gift bag table at the #TeamBreastfeeding Trivia Night at the Bagdad Community Center
In celebration of World Breastfeeding Week, the DOH-Santa Rosa WIC breastfeeding support team hosted #TeamBreastfeeding Trivia Nights to unite breastfeeding moms in Santa Rosa County. This year’s theme was Enabling Breastfeeding: Making a Difference for Working Parents. The event, hosted by DOH-Santa Rosa members Lis Jordan and Mallorie Lehman, educated moms on navigating the beauties and challenges of their breastfeeding journeys in a fun, interactive way. Attendees received gift bags, breastfeeding resources, and participated in breastfeeding-themed trivia games.
Suman Sahani and Kelsey Spangle from DOH-Duval’s OD2A Program
On August 19, DOH-Duval’s Overdose Data to Action (OD2A) program participated in the unveiling of Hearts for Mind’s latest Murals with Meaning project. The mural aims to spread awareness about substance misuse and mental health and includes a QR code linking individuals to community resources. At the event, DOH-Duval’s OD2A program distributed 2,500 fentanyl test strips, 25 Naloxone kits, and provided educational resources to the local community. The new fentanyl test strips provide important information about the presence of fentanyl in drugs and can help save lives.
Batman, Darth Vader and a Cute Teddy Bear made an appearance
DOH-Pasco, in collaboration with the Florida West Coast Breastfeeding Taskforce, celebrated World Breastfeeding Month during the "Latch Con 2023" event in Spring Hill. The event embraced a theme reminiscent of a "comic" convention, where attendees showed off their superhero ensembles while being educated on breastfeeding. There were over 300 attendees who enjoyed vendors, food trucks and while receiving information on breastfeeding.