February is American Heart Month and Florida Departments of Health in West Central Florida, including Citrus, Hardee, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, and Sarasota Counties, urge everyone to be more heart healthy in 2023. Small changes in diet, exercise, and self-care can offer huge health benefits over time.
In 2018, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, became the first community to declare racism a public health crisis. Many communities have since done so since with more than 200 declarations of racism as a public health crisis made by city/town councils, county boards, governor/mayoral statements, school boards, and health associations or public
With hurricane season officially beginning June 1, RISE (Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment) and the American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA) are promoting awareness about the importance of preventing, removing and treating standing water to combat the spread of disease through mosquitoes. In the aftermath of a hurricane, impacted areas
Governor Ron DeSantis today delivered his second State of the State address, marking the opening day of the 2020 Legislative Session and reaffirming his commitment to providing Florida’s health systems with the resources needed to continue improving the health outcomes for Florida’s millions of residents and visitors. “For the better
The U.S. Department of Labor Friday announced the award of an opioid-crisis Dislocated Worker Grant (DWG) to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity for up to $2,500,000, with $833,333 released initially. This grant funding will address the workforce impacts of the opioid crisis by providing employment services to eligible individuals
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Florida Roofing Experts Inc. for exposing employees to fall hazards at a Jacksonville, Florida, worksite. The company faces the maximum penalty allowed of $132,598. OSHA initiated the inspection as part of the Agency’s Regional Emphasis Program on Falls in
Last week, Florida’s House of Representatives formally recognized the public health harms of pornography. The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) applauds this action and Rep. Ross Spano for spearheading this effort. “Public health impacts of pornography are no trivial matter,” said Lisa L. Thompson, Vice President of Research and Education