Annual campaigns include: building a healthy community, drowning prevention, flu prevention, mosquito-borne illness prevention, summer safety, worksite wellness, and healthiest weight initiative programs. Special campaigns are developed as needs arise.
Healthiest Weight Florida -- Community-Wide Programs
The number one public health threat to Florida's future is unhealthy weight. Over the next 20 years in Florida, obesity is expected to contribute to millions of cases of preventable chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease and cancer, costing an estimated $34 billion. To address this important public health issue, the Department of Health launched the Healthiest Weight Florida initiative in January 2013. Healthiest Weight Florida is a public-private collaboration bringing together state agencies, not for profit organizations, businesses, and entire communities to help Florida’s children and adults make consistent, informed choices about healthy eating and active living.
Tobacco Free Florida in Liberty County
Smoking is the #1 cause of preventable death in the United States and every day 88 Floridians die due to tobacco related illnesses. The Tobacco Free Florida Program is administered locally at the Florida Department of Health in Liberty County, Florida. Our efforts focus on improving the health of Liberty County, Florida residents through policy and systems change.