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MEDIA ADVISORY: Celebrate 50 Years of Newborn Screening in Florida

By Florida Department of Health, Office of Communications

September 17, 2015

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September 17, 2015



Communications Office
(850) 245-4111

Tallahassee, Fla.—The Florida Department of Health is highlighting 50 years of newborn screening in Florida with a special event on Thursday, Sept. 24. Children’s Medical Services, a division of the department, invites you to join Florida’s First Lady Ann Scott and Deputy Secretary of Health Dr. Celeste Philip to celebrate this milestone.

The Florida Newborn Screening Program saves lives of Florida’s youngest residents through early detection. Since 1965 the Florida Newborn Screening Program has screened over seven million babies for 31 core conditions and 22 secondary conditions.

Register for this free event.

WHAT: 50 Years of Newborn Screening

WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015 10:30-11:30 a.m.

WHERE: Florida Historic Capitol Museum 400 S. Monroe Street Tallahassee, FL 32399

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