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MEDIA INFORMATION AND NEWS RELEASES

 

For Media Inquiries please contact:

Sarah Bailey White, Public Information Officer
Florida Department of Health in Okaloosa County
Work: (850) 833-9240 x2162
Cell: (850) 420-2198
Email


To view additional information about the
Healthy Beaches Program, visit the Healthy Beaches Monitoring Page.

2014

September 18, 2014 - Rabies Alert Expanded Geographically by DOH-Okaloosa

September 17, 2014 - Rabies Alert Issued by DOH-Okaloosa

September 16 - Healthy Beaches Press Release

September 12 - SWAT Teens Clean Up Coast

September 9 - Healthy Beaches Press Release

September 3 - Healthy Beaches Press Release

August 27 - DOH-Okaloosa accepts $25,000 grant for breast cancer battle

August 27 - Healthy Beaches Press Release

August 18 - Healthy Beaches Press Release

August 15 - DOH-Okaloosa Celebrates World Breastfeeding Month

August 11 - Healthy Beaches Press Release

August 5 - Healthy Beaches Press Release

July 28 - Healthy Beaches Press Release

July 23 - Healthy Beaches Press Release

July 16 - Healthy Beaches Press Release

July 7 - Healthy Beaches Press Release

June 30 - Healthy Beaches Press Release

June 25 - Healthy Beaches Press Release

June 23 - Take the Test, Take Control on National HIV Testing Day

June 18 - Healthy Beaches Press Release

June 12 - DOH and Veterinary Society Partner to Offer Low Cost Rabies Vaccinations

June 11 - Public Health Advisory - Potentially Rabid Raccoon Found

June 10 - Healthy Beaches Press Release

June 03 - Healthy Beaches Press Release

May 30 - City of Crestview Issues Boil Water Notice

May 29 - Healthy Beaches Press Release

May 21 - City of Destin Bans the Sale of Candy-Flavored Tobacco Products

May 21 - Healthy Beaches Press Release

May 16 - FWB Road Closure

May 14 - Healthy Beaches Press Release

May 7 - DOH-Okaloosa Issues Health Advisories for Recreational Waterways

May 7 - Healthy Beaches Press Release

May 6 - Flood Information - Cleaning Indoor Mold

May 6 - DOH-Okaloosa Warns Residents of Dangers Posed by Mold in Flood-Damaged Buildings

May 2 - Precautionary Measures for Protection Against Mosquito-Borne Illnesses

May 2 - FDOH - Okaloosa Issues Saltwater Beach Advisories

April 23 - Healthy Beaches Press Release

April 16 - EBT System Launched for WIC Families in Okaloosa County

April 16 - Healthy Beaches Press Release

April 11 - Healthy Beaches Press Release

April 2 - Healthy Beaches Press Release

March 26 - Healthy Beaches Press Release

March 26 - DOH-Okaloosa Addresses County Health Rankings

March 24 - DOH-Okaloosa Urges Residents, Visitors to be Aware of Dangerous Black Henna Tattoos

March 21 - Okaloosa County Students Tell Big Tobacco: I am Not a "Replacement"

March 19 - Healthy Beaches Press Release

March 12 - Healthy Beaches Press Release

March 5 - Healthy Beaches Press Release

March 5 - WIC Closed for Staff Training

February 19 - Florida Department of Health Celebrates 125 Years

February 14 - Smokeless Tobacco - Not a Safe Alternative to Cigarette Smoking

January 24 - FDOH-Okaloosa to Host Workshop on Childhood Obesity

 

2013
October 28 - Healthy Beaches Press Release
October 22 - Healthy Beaches Press Release
October 14 - Healthy Beaches Press Release
October 7 - Healthy Beaches Press Release
October 2 - Healthy Beaches Press Release
Sept 25 - Healthy Beaches Press Release
Sept 18 - Healthy Beaches Press Release
Sept 9 - Healthy Beaches Press Release
Sept 6 - Healthy Beaches Press Release
Sept 5 - Healthy Beaches Press Release
Aug 28 - Healthy Beaches Press Release
Aug 21 - Healthy Beaches Press Release
Aug 14 - Healthy Beaches Press Release

Aug 7 - Healthy Beaches Press Release
Aug 2 - World Breastfeeding Week Celebrated at Florida Department of Health in Okaloosa County
July 31 - Healthy Beaches Press Release
July 30 - Pertussis Cases in Infants

July 24 - Healthy Beaches Press Release
July 19 - Expansion of Clinic Space at Florida Department of Health in Okaloosa, Fort Walton Beach facility

July 18 - Health Advisory for Santa Rosa Sound and Marler Park Lifted
July 17 - Healthy Beaches Press Release
July 12 - Health Advisory Changes for Valparaiso, Florida
July 10 - Healthy Beaches Press Release

July 8 - Okaloosa County Health Advisory for Sewage Spill - Santa Rosa Sound, Fort Walton Beach
July 8 - Okaloosa County Health Advisory for Sewage Spill - Valparaiso, Florida

July 3 - Healthy Beaches Press Release

June 26 - Healthy Beaches Press Release
June 20 - Healthy Beaches Press Release
June 19 - Resolution to Ban the Sale of Candy Flavored Tobacco Passes
June 18 - Students Working Against Tobacco Present Resolution to County Commissioners

June 12 - Healthy Beaches Press Release
June 5 - Healthy Beaches Press Release
May 30 - Healthy Beaches Press Release
May 22 - Healthy Beaches Press Release
May 15 - Healthy Beaches Press Release
May 14 - $10 Rabies Vaccinations, May 18th, 5 locations
May 8 - Healthy Beaches Press Release

May 1 - Healthy Beaches Press Release
April 24 - Healthy Beaches Press Release
April 17 - Healthy Beaches Press Release
April 10 - Healthy Beaches Press Release

April 3 - Healthy Beaches Press Release
March 27 - Healthy Beaches Press Release

March 20 - Healthy Beaches Press Release
March 13 - Healthy Beaches Press Release
March 6 - Healthy Beaches Press Release
January 17 - OCHD Lifts Mosquito-Borne Illness Health Advisory


2012
December 5 - Seasonal Flu Precautions Advised

October 31 - Healthy Beaches Press Release
October 25 - Healthy Beaches Press Release
September 7 - OCHD Issues Mosquito-Borne Illness Alert
August 29 - Health Officials Issue a Mosquito-Borne Illness Health Advisory
August 17 - Health Officials Emphasize Precautionary Measures to Help Prevent Mosquito-Borne Illnesses
August 6 - Shigella Cases Increase in Okaloosa County
June 29 - Know the Signs of Heat Exhaustion
June 27 - Health Department Resumes Weekly Healthy Beaches Water Quality Monitoring
June 4 - Healthy Beaches Press Release (with Frequently Asked Questions)
May 30 - Health Officials Warn of Risks Associated with Wildfire Smoke (with Frequently Asked Questions)
May 7 - $10 Rabies Vaccinations, May 19th, 7 Locations
March 31 - Tobacco Free Florida Announces "Leave-a-Penny, Take-a-Penny" Tray Partnerships
March 30 - Consider Smoke-free Multi-unit Housing & National Public Health Week
February 6 - OCHD and Sharing & Caring Announce Community Medication Assistance Program
January 20 - OCHD Earns Public Health Emergency Preparedness Recognition
January 12 - Remember the "Five Ps" of Cold Weather Safety
 


2011

November 23 - December 1st is World AIDS Day
August 4 - Excessive Heat Warning for Okaloosa:  Health Officials Caution About Heat Exhaustion
June 29 - Be Safe When Celebrating With Fireworks This 4th of July
June 28 - Designate a "Water Watcher" for Pool Safety
May 27 - FDA Warns Not to Feed SimplyThick® to Premature Infants

 

2010
December 9 - OCHD to Offer Free Preventative Dental Care to Eligible Students
December 1 - Prepare for Freezing Temperatures
August 13 - Oil Impact Notices Rescinded for Okaloosa County Beaches
August 5 - OCHD Director Emphasizes Measures to Help Prevent Mosquito-Borne Illnesses
July 2 - Health Officials Replace "Health Advisory" with "Oil Impact Notice"
June 25 - Health Advisory Rescinded for Destin Beaches
June 24 - Health Advisory Issued for Destin Beaches Due to Oil Spill
June 18 - Health Officials Notify Public of Potential Offshore Oil Burning Operations
June 17 - Health Officials Rescind Health Advisory for Portion of Beach Due to Oil Spill (Okaloosa Island)
June 16 - Health Advisory Issued for Portion of Beach Due to Oil Spill (Okaloosa Island)
June 4 - Residents Advised to Avoid Tar Balls at Beaches
June 3 - Tips for Avoiding Negative Health Impacts on Oiled Shores
May 20 - Health Officials Advise Residents Experiencing Symptoms from Odors

April 6 - OCHD Celebrates National Public Health Week
March 23 - OCHD National Nutrition Month: Fresh, Canned, or Frozen -- What's Best?
March 18 - OCHD Advises to Avoid Binge Drinking this Spring Break
March 16 - OCHD Lifts Rabies Alert for Niceville Area
March 15 - OCHD National Nutrition Month: It's Amazing What Healthy Foods Kids Will Try

March 9 - OCHD National Nutrition Month: Truth in Food Packaging?
March 3 - OCHD National Nutrition Month
January 15 - OCHD Issues a Rabies Alert for the Niceville Area
January 11 - OCHD National Influenza Vaccination Week
January 7 - OCHD Cold Weather Precautions

 

2009
December 17 - OCHD H1N1 Vaccination Clinics Extension of Clinic Schedule for all Okaloosa County Residents
December 7 - OCHD H1N1 Vaccination Clinics Now Available to General Public - Revised
December 7 - OCHD H1N1 Vaccination Clinics Now Available to the General Public
November 23 - OCHD Reminds Residents of Food Safety Tips
November 19 - OCHD H1N1 Vaccination Clinics Extended hours, new dates, clinic for college students
November 9 - OCHD to close at 4:00 p.m. Today
November 3 - OCHD H1N1 Vaccine Available for Even More
November 2 - OCHD H1N1 Vaccine Available for More
October 27 - OCHD H1N1 Swine Flu Update
October 27 - OCHD Urges Pet Owners to Protect Themselves from Salmonella
October 26 - OCHD H1N1 Vaccine Delayed, Public Clinics Change Course in Okaloosa
October 22 - OCHD Response to H1N1 Editorial in Northwest Florida Daily News
October 16 - OCHD H1N1 Swine Flu Update (Revised)
October 16 - OCHD H1N1 Swine Flu Update
October 15 - OCHD H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccination Clinics to Open November 2 (with photos)
August 26 - DOH - H1N1 Swine Flu Update
August 24 - DOH - H1N1 Swine Flu Hotline

August 21 - OCHD - Residents Asked to Prevent Spread of Novel H1N1 Flu as Students Return to Classes
August 17 - OCHD Urges Residents to Protect Themselves from Mosquito-Borne Illness Update

August 6 - OCHD Urges Residents to Protect Themselves from Mosquito-Borne Illness Correction
August 4 - OCHD Urges Residents To Protect Themselves From Mosquito-Borne Illness
 


 

 

 

  This page was updated on 18-Sep-14

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