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Addiction

Opioid pain medications are commonly prescribed to manage short term and chronic pain.

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Aquatic Toxins—Swim It Shore It

With so many places in Florida to explore, we sometimes forget our beaches, lakes and rivers are natural places that change with the seasons. Enjoy Florida’s wild and not-so-wild areas, and know when to swim it, shore it or dodge it.

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Back-To-School Immunizations

Get your back to school immunizations and make sure you catch the bus, not the bug. Before you go to school, go get your shots so you don’t miss a day!

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Bright Expectations

Bright Expectations (BE) is a website dedicated to helping Florida residents with unique abilities find the support, resources and inspiration they and their families need to break down barriers,set new expectations and achieve the brightest futures they can imagine.

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CMS—Early Steps

Early Steps provides services to infants and toddlers, age birth–3, with developmental disabilities or delays. We help families build on their child’s individual strengths and provide supports to meet the child’s unique needs. Services support children where they live, learn and play.

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CMS—Early Steps’ State Systemic Improvement Plan

Early Steps’ SSIP is a multi-year plan that began July 2013 and will continue through June 2019. The purpose of the plan is to implement effective, sustainable policies and practices at the state and local levels that are aimed at helping the children and families we serve.

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Common Childhood Diseases



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Dental—Fluoride

State funds and technical assistance are available through the Public Health Dental Program to help Florida communities with initial efforts to authorize fluoridation.

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Dental—General

An unhealthy smile affects your body.

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Dental—Oral Health

Screenings are used to check oral health and make referrals for dental check-ups. During a screening, a dental hygienist will examine your child’s mouth, lips, tongue, teeth, gums and tissues.

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Dental—Sealing Sunny Smiles

Dental sealants can help prevent permanent teeth from getting cavities.

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Environmental Health

Environmental health activities focus on prevention, preparedness, and education and are implemented through routine monitoring, education, surveillance and sampling of facilities and conditions that may contribute to the occurrence or transmission of disease.

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Florida Health At Work



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Florida Health Performs

For the next two years, we will focus on seven key areas to improve health in our state through Florida Health Performs. Florida Health Performs is the nexus of our State Health Improvement Plan, Department Strategic Plan and County Health Improvement Plans.

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Flu—General Including Respiratory



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Flu—Halloween

Flu viruses change, so you need to be vaccinated every year.

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Flu—Keep Vaccine Between

A flu vaccine is the first and most important step you can take to protect yourself against the flu. Talk to your health care provider about the flu vaccine.

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Food Safety

Remember the basics: clean, cook, chill, separate.

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Handwashing

Stay healthy. Wash your hands!

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Health Equity

Health equality is equal treatment and availability of health care services for all people.

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Health Equity—Healthy Babies



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Healthy Seafood

GO FISH! SOME FISH! NO FISH!

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Healthy Weight—Healthiest Weight Florida



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Healthy Weight—Maintain Don’t Gain 2017

Join the 2017 Maintain Don’t Gain Holiday Challenge.

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Healthy Weight—Sixty Days To Better Health Challenge

According to experts, it takes about 60 days to form a new habit!

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Heart Health Outreach



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Heart Health Plus

Research shows that even small changes to everyday choices can have an overall affect on health. Having the tools that help make those choices is a plus.

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Hepatitis C



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HIV Meningococcal Vaccine

Get the meningococcal disease vaccine—your best defense

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HIV Prep/Pep

PrEP every day if you are currently HIV negative and concerned about exposure to the HIV virus. It’s one pill a day and greatly reduces your HIV risk.

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HIV Testing

Routine lab work includes HIV testing.

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Infographics—Chronic Disease



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Infographics—Injury Prevention

Unintentional injuries are the leading cause of death for Florida residents ages 1–44 and the fifth leading cause of death overall.

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Keep Vaccine Between

Vaccines aren’t over because you’re an adult. You need protection from diseases like pneumonia, tetanus, pertussis and the flu.

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Message for Tobacco Users in Florida



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Mosquitoes—General Prevention

Not all mosquitoes are the same. Different mosquitoes spread different diseases and bite at different times of the day.

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Mosquitoes—Spill The Water



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Mosquitoes—Zika

Protect Your Family From ZIKA With These Products

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No Excuses

Finding and treating cancer early is important. It can be the difference between life and death.

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Outdoor Events Safety

Be safe at outdoor events and venues.

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Patient Portal

The Patient Portal is a protected place for you and your family to securely gather, store, access and share your vital health information.

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Prepare—Before Or After The Storm



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Prepare—CO Safety, Outside Away Dry

generators outdoors, away from doors, windows, vents that attach to the side of your house, and air conditioning units that could pull the CO indoors.

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Prepare—Disaster Stress



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Prepare—Flooding



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Prepare—Medical Reserve Corp



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Protect Your Identifying Information



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Public Health Week 2018

Florida Health is everywhere you are!

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Rabies

Wild animals contract rabies. Bats and raccoons are most commonly infected.

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Radon

Radon is a colorless, odorless and tasteless gas that forms naturally in soil and rock throughout the world.

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School Nurses



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SHA & SHIP

Florida’s State Health Assessment (SHA) / Florida’s State Health ImprovementPlan (SHIP)

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Social Media Archive



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Stroke

Know the signs of a stroke and act F.A.S.T.

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Take A Loved One to the Doctor



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Water Smart FL

Florida Leads the country in drowning deaths of children ages 1–4.

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Well Water

Is your well water, well?

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WIC

Note: currently, this campaign is limited to FDOH access only.

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World Heart Day

Let’s spread the word about heart health.

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