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.
Florida’s family planning and related preventive health services are available to both males and females, including teens, in all 67 counties through the local county health departments or contracted agencies. Family planning services are provided on a voluntary basis in a confidential manner. Culturally sensitive information and the value of planning your pregnancies are available in order to make an informed decision regarding the use of birth control.
Pregnancy—If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant there are steps you can take for a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. The healthier you are, the better chance you have of your baby being born healthy.
WIC is a federally funded nutrition program for Women, Infants, and Children. WIC provides the following at no cost: healthy foods, nutrition education and counseling, breastfeeding support, and referrals for health care.
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65% of adults in Florida are at an unhealthy weight.