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 construction of drinking water supply wells is regulated by Chapter 62-532 of the Florida Administrative Code, adopted by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. The rule is typically implemented by the five water management districts that issue the well construction permits. In some cases, the districts have delegated the program to local agencies, including the following county health departments: Baker, Brevard, Broward, Clay, Flagler, Glades, Hendry, Highlands, Indian River, Lake, Marion, Martin, Miami-Dade, Nassau, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Putnam, St. Lucie, Sarasota, Volusia and St. Johns. In these counties, the health department is the agency that issues drinking water well construction permits.
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