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Florida Department of Health in Lake County
Thursday, April 03, 2014
Media Contact:  Paul Butler, Interim Public Information Officer
Office: (352) 589-6424 -  Cell: (352) 516-4491
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The Florida Department of Health in Lake County announces Hidden Heroes of Public Health Award Winners

Lake County - In observance of National Public Health Week, April 7th – 13th, the Florida Department of Health in Lake County announces their “Hidden Heroes of Public Health.” The 2014 Individual Hidden Hero of Public Health Award will be presented to Virginia Harrison and the Organization Award will be presented to St. Luke’s Free Medical and Dental Clinic respectively.

Nominations were sought for individuals and organizations who contributed to the health and safety of the community by working to advance the efforts of public health. The efforts of annual award winners must align with the objective and goals identified by the Healthy People 2020 initiative.  Healthy People 2020 is about improving health - the health of each individual, communities, and the nation. Many objectives focus on interventions designed to reduce or eliminate illness, disability, and premature death among individuals and communities. Others focus on broader issues, such as improving access to quality health care, increasing the quality and years of a healthy life, eliminating health disparities, strengthening public health services, and improving the availability and dissemination of health-related information. Each objective has a target for specific improvements to be achieved by the year 2020. Public health encompasses more than just the local public health department; therefore, this is an opportunity to recognize an individual and an organization for their dedication and hard work who contribute to the health and well-being of Lake County residents.

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March 27, 2014                                                                          
Contact: Paul Butler – Interim Public Information Officer
Office:  (352) 589-6424 - Cell (352) 516-4491
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FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH IN LAKE COUNTY ADDRESSES COUNTY HEALTH RANKINGS

Lake County – The Florida Department of Health in Lake County recognizes the value in measuring health outcomes and today acknowledged the 5th annual County Health Rankings & Roadmaps tool released by the University of Wisconsin and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. This study highlights the many community factors that influence health and uses established data, much of which is available from the Department at www.floridacharts.com.

 “Internal efforts between the Florida Department of Health and local community partners are vital to the health of the community.  Through the County Health rankings we are able to target areas to focus on in order to improve the health, wellbeing, and quality of life of our residents. In Lake County we will continue to work with our community partners to assist Lake County residents in living the healthiest lifestyle possible.” stated Ross Dickinson Interim Administrator.

Date:  March 11, 2014
Media Contact: Paul Butler – Interim Public Information Officer
Office: (352) 589-6424 Cell: (352) 516-4491
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The Florida Department of Health in Lake County Rescinds Rabies Alert

Leesburg – Having no cases of rabies in the area since the rabies alert issued on Thursday, January 16, 2014 the Florida Department of Health in Lake County rescinds the alert for the Leesburg area in Lake County identified below:

·                 North boundary Lake Griffin
·                 South boundary Lake Harris
·                 East boundary Lake Griffin-Lake Harris 441 Connector
·                 West boundary Canal Street

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