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Classes / Meetings

Healthy Start Childbirth Education Classes
Florida Department of Health in Lafayette County
For Information Contact Colleen Cody at (386) 294-1321, Ext. 226


National Diabetes Prevention Program
 UF / IFAS Extension Suwannee County
Class Day:  Tuesdays
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2014 Take Charge of Your Diabetes (TCYD)
UF / IFAS Extension Suwannee County
Classes Meet Weekly
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The Florida Department of Health is recognizing 125 years of Florida Public Health during 2014 with educational and commemorative events.  The state Legislature created the State Board of Health on February 20, 1889, in response to yellow fever epidemics in Jacksonville and other port cities, and Dr. Joseph Yates Porter from Key West became Florida’s first State Public Health Officer.

Florida’s rapid population growth was due in large part to public health efforts that controlled disease and improved environmental health.  Throughout 2014, the Department will offer educational and health information opportunities in light of the 125th anniversary. The Department invites Florida’s residents and visitors to join in recognizing 125 years of protecting, promoting and improving the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts.

Historical Podcasts

Historical Links

Governor's Proclamation

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