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Department of Health offers Free Hepatitis Screenings

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Bunnell, Fla. -- The Florida Department of Health is offering free screenings for Hepatitis during the month of July as part of its expanded hepatitis treatment program. The testing comes as hepatitis rates continue to rise throughout Florida.

Each year, the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps tool provides snapshots of the health of US counties and emphasizes that health is a combined work in progress that includes local government, state agencies, non-profit organizations, health care facilities, business groups, schools, faith-based organizations and other stakeholders. These rankings use data related to health behaviors (tobacco use, exercise, healthy eating), social and economic factors (income, education, employment), access to clinical care and physical environment, as influences on our health.

This year, the Florida Department of Health in Flagler County exceeded its long-term goal of breaking into the top ten healthiest counties in Florida. Health Officer Robert Snyder called the change in ranking, a five-point jump from 14 to 9, a major accomplishment.

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