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2012 Year in Review

Video Added: 12/14/12

It’s been a very busy year for public health. Stefany Strong takes a look back at some of the top public health stories in 2012.

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Smoking While Driving With Kids in the Car

Video Added: 11/16/12

Smoking is bad for your health. However, smoking also affects innocent bystanders in the community.

Secondhand smoke is easily transmitted through the air and is affecting those around you, especially your children.

Stefany Strong has details in this segment of Community Health Matters. 

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Project WARM
(Women Assisting Recovering Mothers)

Video Added: 11/16/12

Project WARM stands for Women Assisting Recovering Mothers--- it’s a small name for a big program that is designed to help mothers in Volusia County cope with difficult problems.

Stefany Strong has details about this very important Stewart Marchman Behavioral program in this segment of Community Health Matters.

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Flu Shots - 2012

Video Added: 11/5/12

The flu vaccine has arrived in our community and now, for people of all ages, it is the time to get vaccinated against influenza.

Stefany Strong has details in this segment of Community Health Matters.

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Infant Mortality

Video Added: 10/25/12

An infant mortality news conference was held recently at the Volusia County Health Department. The executive director of Healthy Start Coalition of Flagler and Volusia Counties Dixie Morgese, joined health experts and community partners to discuss ways everyone can prevent and respond to fetal and infant loss.

Stefany Strong has details in this segment of Community Health Matters.

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Breast Cancer Awareness

Video Added: 10/22/12

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The Volusia County Health Department offers a program that provides free mammograms and pap smears for eligible women.

Stefany Strong has details in this segment of Community Health Matters.

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Rabies Update

Video Added: 09/24/12

Friday, September 28th, 2012 is World Rabies Day which is a global health observance that raises awareness about rabies and enhanced prevention and control efforts.

Stefany Strong has more about rabies and how to prevent it in this segment of Community Health Matters. 

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Back To School Immunizations

Video Added: 08/23/12

It's true that some vaccine-preventable diseases have become very rare thanks to vaccines. However, outbreaks still happen.

Volusia County Health Department Public Information Officer Stefany Strong takes a look at back to school shots in this segment of Community Health Matters.

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Pertussis or "Whooping Cough"

Video Added: 08/10/12

The number of U.S. whooping cough cases has risen to around 18,000 in an outbreak that is on track to become the most severe in over a half century and could in part stem from possible waning vaccine protection, according to health officials.

The Volusia County Health Department is monitoring a slight increase in reported cases of pertussis and has sent a health alert letter to the medical community to raise awareness. Health department Public Information Officer Stefany Strong has more about pertussis in this segment of Community Health Matters.

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Florida Surgeon General Participates in Volusia Health Fair

Video Added: 06/29/12

The sixth annual UNIVISION Community Health Fair was held at the Volusia County Fairgrounds. There were a number of speakers, vendors, activities and good food for all to enjoy. This year’s health fair was even more special because of a visit by our state Surgeon General Dr. John Armstrong who not only delivered an important health message but also took time to meet with residents, community partners and health department staff.

Stefany Strong has details in this segment of Community Health Matters. 

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Daytona International Speedway Smoke Free Event

Video Added: 06/26/12

Dozens of teens representing Students Working Against Tobacco or SWAT came together to recognize the Daytona International Speedway for its bold move to make the speedway’s grandstands smoke-free. Along with NASCAR driver Jeffery Earnhardt and Volusia County Health Department Director Dr. Bonnie Sorensen, the students of SWAT made sure their message was clear.

Public Information Officer Stefany Strong attended the SWAT news conference and has details in this segment of Community Health Matters. 

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Pool Safety

Video Added: 04/27/12

Drowning is the leading cause of death among children ages 1 to 4 years old in Florida.

Public Information Officer Stefany Strong tells us how Daytona Beach leaders are coming together to do something about that alarming statistic in this segment of Community Health Matters.

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Health Inequity

Video Added: 04/13/12

Several minority heath experts gathered at the Volusia County Health Department recently to look at health inequity- why some people have more challenges with access to health care than others- why some are impacted more than others with chronic diseases- and what can be done about those issues.

Public Information Officer Stefany Strong takes a closer look at health inequity in this segment of Community Health Matters.

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This Is Public Health

Video Added: 04/13/12

 

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STD Awareness

Video Added: 04/9/12

April is STD Awareness Month.  Sexually Transmitted Diseases are a major public health concern. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention there are more than 19 million new cases of STDs each year in the United States.

Public Information Officer Stefany Strong educates us on the different types of STDs and the importance of testing and treatment of STDs in this segment of Community Health Matters

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Prevention On The Move

Video Added: 03/29/12

In this segment of Community Health Matters, Public Information Officer Stefany Strong tells us about the mobile HIV testing program called Prevention On The Move which is provided by Stewart Marchman ACT.

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Volusia County Health Department - "We Are Public Health"

Video Added: 03/28/12

What is Public Health?

Director Dr. Bonnie Sorensen and Public Information Officer Stefany Strong tell us about Public Health and some of the programs and services provided by the Volusia County Health Department in this segment of Community Health Matters.

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HIV Testing

Video Added: 02/28/12

There are just over 1400 people living with HIV and or AIDS in Volusia and Flagler Counties. Do you know your HIV status? Health experts say you should.

Public Information Officer Stefany Strong takes us to the Volusia County Health Department to see how easy it is to get tested for HIV.

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No Sodium

Video Added: 02/23/12

Many folks here in Volusia County are putting too much sodium in their everyday diet. Too much salt and sodium is unhealthy for you. Excessive salt intake has proven to be a major contributor to heart attack and stroke, the first and third leading causes of death in the United States.

Health Department Public Information Officer Stefany Strong takes a closer look at ways to control your sodium intake in this segment of Community Health Matters.

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Project Public Health Ready

Video Added: 02/06/12

 

The Volusia County Health Department has been recognized as Public Health Ready by NACCHO for its ability to respond to public health threats.


Stefany Strong has details in this segment of Community Health Matters.

Page last updated: 04/8/13