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Grant Awards to Support Alzheimer's Research and Treatement

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TALLAHASSEE—Today, the Florida Department of Health announced the 2014 research grant funding awards for 11 projects to support research leading to the prevention or cure for Alzheimer’s disease. The grant awards are the result of the new $3 million initiative passed during the 2014 legislature and signed into law by Governor Rick Scott. Funding is provided through the Ed and Ethel Moore Alzheimer’s Disease Research Program that supports research for better prevention, diagnoses, treatments and cures for Alzheimer’s disease.

This season, Healthiest Weight Florida encourages Floridians to challenge themselves to maintain their current weight with the Maintain, Don’t Gain Holiday Challenge. This web-based challenge runs from November 17 through December 31. Join the Maintain, Don't Gain Holiday Challenge

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Healthy Gifts for the Holidays

Screenshot of the Florida State Surgeon General's 2014 Holiday Video

The holiday season is a time of giving. The Florida Department of Health encourages Floridians to give the gift of healthy activity to family and friends. Helping others achieve and maintain good health is one of the most valuable gifts you can give that will positively impact their lives for years to come.

Year in Review

Florida Department of Health Year in Review 2013–2014

The Florida Department of Health is pleased to announce the publication of the 2013–2014 Year in Review. We invite you to read about the inspiring achievements contained in this publication as we celebrate 125 years of public health in Florida. The Year in Review covers the time period from, July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014.