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Florida Department of Health in Lake County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: February 17, 2014
 Media contact: Paul Butler – Interim Public Information Officer
 Office: (352) 589-6424 Cell: (352) 516-4491
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 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CELEBRATES 125 YEARS

OF FLORIDA PUBLIC HEALTH

Lake CountyThe Florida Department of Health in Lake County is celebrating 125 years of public health during 2014 with educational and commemorative events.  The state Legislature created the State Board of Health on February 20, 1889, in response to a yellow fever epidemic in Jacksonville, and Dr. Joseph Yates Porter from Key West became Florida’s first State Public Health Officer.  Yellow fever in Florida was eradicated in 1905. 

Florida’s dramatic growth was made possible through public health efforts that controlled disease and improved environmental health,” said Dr. John Armstrong, State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health. “Just as Dr. Porter and colleagues saved Floridians from yellow fever over a century ago, we are committed to solving the top public health threat to Florida families now: weight challenge.”

DATE:  February 12, 2014
Media contact: Paul Butler – Interim  Public Information Officer
Office: (352) 589-6424  Cell: (352) 516-4491
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FREE PROGRAMS TO QUIT SMOKING BEGIN IN FEBRUARY

Lake County – The Florida Department of Health in Lake County (DOH-Lake) in collaboration with the Central Florida Area Health Education Center (AHEC) will offer free classes at the following locations

Thursday – February 13th
 2 Hour Class
3:00 - 5:00 PM
Lake Cares Food Pantry
2001 W. Old Highway 441 - Suite 2
Mount Dora, FL 32757

 

Date:  February 3, 2014
Media contact: Paul Butler – Interim  Public Information Officer
Office: (352) 589-6424   Cell: (352) 516-4491
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FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH HAS NEW WIC HOURS FORBUSHNELL AND WILDWOOD

Sumter County, Fl - The Florida Department of Health in Lake County reminds residents of new hours of operation for the Bushnell and Wildwood WIC office.  

                Bushnell WIC Office                                         Wildwood WIC Office

            415 E Noble Avenue                                                104 Rutland Street
            Bushnell, FL 33513                                                   Wildwood, FL 34785
            (352) 569-3140                                                        (352) 689-6540
            Monday, Tuesday & Friday                                      Wednesday & Thursday
            8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.                                               8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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