Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety
June 06, 2016
Zika fever is a mild febrile illness caused by a mosquito-borne virus similar to those that cause dengue and West Nile virus infection. It has been identified in several countries in Central and South America, Mexico, and the Caribbean since 2015.
February 29, 2016 FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH IN LAKE COUNTY GOES BLUE TO KNOCK OUT COLON CANCER Contact: Noelda Lopez, Public Information Specialist Noelda.Lopez@flhealth.gov Office: 352-589-6424, After Hours: 352-728-7662 Lake County – Employees with the Florida Department of Health in Lake County are raising colon cancer public awareness by participating and urging others in the community to wear blue on Friday, March 4, 2016 which is the Colon Cancer Alliance “National Dress in Blue Day”
October 23, 2015
SEEKING VENDORS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE 6TH ANNUAL WORLD AIDS DAY CELEBRATION Lake County – The Florida Department of Health in Lake County is looking for vendors who are interested in participating in their 6th Annual World AIDS Day celebration to be held at Donnelly Park in Mt. Dora on Wednesday, December 2nd from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Vendors will be selected based on items that complement the theme of the festival. There is no charge for vendors who participate in the event, but space is limited. Vendors are also being asked to bring their own tables and chairs.
July 01, 2014
TALLAHASSEE—The Florida Department of Health in partnership with the Florida Association of Counties (FAC) announced the completion of the Florida Walks pilot program. Awards were given to the counties with the most steps and the most consistent trackers. Florida Walks is an interactive challenge designed for leaders and staff in Florida’s counties to model personal physical activity in their communities.
October 08, 2013
Researchers agree that when teaching children a second language, the earlier children are exposed to the new language, the better. The same applies to learning healthy habits like consistent exercise, healthy eating and safe behaviors. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends that all children do at least 60 minutes of physical activity each day and that the bulk of this activity comes from aerobic exercise like walking or bicycling. Unfortunately for many children, the lack of adequate physical activity is causing them to suffer from childhood obesity.