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Pool Safety
Video Added: 08/08/14

Midsummer is a great time to remind families cooling off at pools and water parks that part of having fun in and around the water means taking vital safety steps to ensure children and family members are safe and do not drown.

Stefany Strong has more about summer safety in this segment of Community Health Matters.

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PACE Center for Girls
Video Added: 07/09/14

The PACE Center for Girls provides girls and young women an opportunity for a better future through education, counseling, training and advocacy.

PACE Volusia-Flagler was established in 1996 and is one of eighteen PACE Centers in Florida.

PACE is a nationally recognized prevention and intervention program for girls who are behind academically and struggling to make positive choices.

Stefany Strong introduces us to some of the troubled girls who credit the PACE Center for helping them to turn their lives around in this segment of Community Health Matters.

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Prudential Productivity Awards
Video Added: 07/09/14

The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County received 8 of the 54 awards received by the Department of Health in 2014 Prudential Productivity Awards Program.

These awards recognize and reward state government employees for work that increases productivity, promotes innovation, improves the delivery of state services and/or saves money for Florida taxpayers and businesses.

Stefany Strong gives you a closer look at the achievements in this segment of Community Health Matters.

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National HIV Testing Day
Video Added: 06/23/14

June 27 was recognized as National HIV Testing Day.

It is important to know your HIV status. Health department public information officer Stefany Strong provides more information about HIV/AIDS and how to get tested in this segment of Community Health Matters

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The Port Orange Water Treatment Plant is the recent winner of two awards for excellence. The most improved Class (A) Water Plant Award” in the State of Florida from the American Water Works Association and the “2013 Plant Operations Excellence Award” from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

The plant has a number of innovative water treatment processes that make it stand out.

Stefany Strong takes us over to the Port Orange Water Treatment Plant now for a look at its operation in this segment of Community Health Matters.

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The County Health Rankings released by the University of Wisconsin and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation show us that where we live matters to our health. The rankings motivate community leaders and citizens to work together in new and creative ways to build a culture of health.

In this segment of Community Health Matters - Stefany Strong shows us that these rankings are an easy-to-use snapshot of the overall health of every county in the nation.

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2014 Health Equity Summit
Video Added: 05/16/14

The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County, Bethune-Cookman University and Halifax Health recently hosted  the 2014 Health Equity Summit.

More than 100 community partners and public health employees came together for this annual event. This summit is in recognition of National Minority Health Month. This year’s theme is Prevention is Power: Taking Action for Health Equity.

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County Health Rankings
Video Added: 04/21/14

The County Health Rankings released by the University of Wisconsin and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation show us that where we live matters to our health. The rankings motivate community leaders and citizens to work together in new and creative ways to build a culture of health.

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Dementia
Video Added: 04/03/14

Dementia is not a specific disease. It's an overall term that describes a wide range of symptoms associated with a decline in memory or other thinking skills severe enough to reduce a person's ability to perform everyday activities.

Alzheimer's disease accounts for 60 to 80 percent of cases. Vascular dementia, which occurs after a stroke, is the second most common dementia type. But there are many other conditions that can cause symptoms of dementia, including some that are reversible, such as thyroid problems and vitamin deficiencies.

Stefany Strong spotlights a very helpful dementia program offered by the Council on Aging in this segment of Community Health Matters.

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Public Health Hero
Video Added: 04/03/14

The Florida Department of Health celebrates 125 years of public health. The state Legislature created the State Board of Health on February 20, 1889, in response to a yellow fever epidemic in Jacksonville, and Dr. Joseph Yates Porter from Key West became Florida’s first State Public Health Officer.

Here in Volusia County, the County Council recognized our own local Public Health hero Dr. T. Wayne Bailey.

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

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Cervical Health
Video Added: 04/03/14

Each year, about 12,000 women in the United States get cervical cancer. The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County encourages women to pay attention to their bodies and get the proper checkups for breast and cervical cancer.

Stefany Strong has more information about women's health in this segment of Community Health Matters. MED Cervical Cancer

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Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida
Video Added: 03/07/14

Promoting literacy and health to the children of Volusia County is a priority for the Florida Department of Health in Volusia County.

Stefany Strong has more information about "Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida” in this segment of Community Health Matters.
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Flu and Pregnancy
Video Added: 02/26/14

Flu is more likely to cause severe illness in pregnant women than in women who are not pregnant. Changes in the immune system, heart and lungs during pregnancy make pregnant women more prone to severe illness from flu as well as hospitalizations and even death.

Public Information Officer Stefany Strong has more in this segment of Community Health Matters.

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Healthy Beaches
Video Added: 02/26/14

The Florida Department of Health collects ocean water and tests it for bacteria levels. When levels are high the health department issues swimming advisories.

Public Information Officer Stefany Strong has more in this segment of Community Health Matters.

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Mental Health
Video Added: 02/26/14

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the term mental health is commonly used in reference to mental illness. However, knowledge in the field has progressed to a level that appropriately differentiates the two. Although mental health and mental illness are related, they represent different psychological states.


Here in Volusia County, Stewart Marchman Act is involved in a campaign to raise awareness to mental health and ways to help. They are trying to make mental health first aid training as common as CPR.

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

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Diabetes
Video Added: 01/07/14

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, diabetes affects 25.8 million people or 8 point 3 percent of the U.S. population.

More than likely you or someone you know has diabetes--- but there are many people living with diabetes and they do not know it.

The Florida Department of Health in Volusia wants to raise awareness about diabetes and how to get tested for it and how to manage it.

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

Page last updated: 08/8/14