Poor health outcomes for African Americans, Hispanic Americans, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Asian Americans, Native
Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders are apparent when comparing their health indicators against the rest of the U.S. population.
The Disability and Health Program (DHP) is funded by a three-year grant from the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The goals of the program are to include Floridians of all ages
with disabilities in all of the Department of Health’s programs and activities for health promotion,
disease prevention, wellness, and disaster preparedness.
MERS is a viral respiratory illness with limited person to person transmission and characterized by fever, cough and shortness
of breath that often develops into severe acute respiratory illness. Read more about MERS in Florida.
The mission of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Climate and Health Program is to lead efforts to identify vulnerable populations, prevent and adapt to current and anticipated health impacts, and assure that systems are in place to detect and respond to current and emerging health threats.
The Council for State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) established a workgroup to determine climate indicators for state health departments. Indicators and implementing instructions are provided.