October 29, 2019
Bunnell, Fla.— In her capacity as Flagler Health Department’s School Health Coordinator, registered nurse Stephanie Ear screens thousands of Flagler School students each year. A few years ago, she started noticing that the number of children failing mandatory student vision screenings was increasing. At the same time, she noticed that less than 40 percent of the students who failed the screening followed up with a visit to the eye doctor. Since there is a connection between vision and student success, Stephanie started looking into how to get more elementary school students to receive follow up care from eye doctors.
Bunnell, Fla.— As part of its agreement with Flagler Schools, the Florida Department of Health in Flagler (DOH-Flagler) will once again provide free flu shots to students and faculty at all schools in the district. The in-school clinics will take place November 4 through 18.
October 10, 2019
Bunnell, FL. - In recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, the Florida Department of Health in Flagler (DOH-Flagler) encourages all women to receive regular screenings to promote early detection and treatment of breast cancer. Important advances have been made through increased awareness, breast cancer screenings and better treatments.
Bunnell, FL.— As the Florida counties impacted by Hurricane Dorian continue to clean up, the Flagler Department of Health is asking everyone to prevent mosquito breeding and mosquito-borne illness by draining and covering.
September 05, 2019
Bunnell, FL – The Florida Department of Health in Flagler County will reopen for services on Thursday, September 5. The department had closed on Friday, August 30, 2019 for Hurricane Dorian response and special needs shelter operation at Rymfire Elementary School.
August 29, 2019
Bunnell, FL - The Florida Department of Health in Flagler County will be closed for services starting Friday, August 30, 2019 for Hurricane Dorian response and Special Needs Shelter operation at Rymfire Elementary School. Please refer to flaglercounty.org for updates as to when services will resume, and the department will reopen.
Bunnell, Fla.— The Florida Department of Health in Flagler County (DOH-Flagler) joins other health-related organizations throughout the world in recognizing World Hepatitis Day on Sunday, July 28.
Bunnell, Fla.— The Florida Breastfeeding Coalition recently recognized the Florida Department of Health in Flagler County (DOH-Flagler) as a Florida Breastfeeding Friendly Employer. The annual award is given to businesses that provide support in the workplace to their breastfeeding employees.
Bunnell, Fla.— Backpacks, lunch boxes, pens, pencils, paper and crayons. While picking up supplies for students, remember one of the most critical essentials for a healthy school year – up-to-date vaccinations. Kindergartners, seventh graders, and new and transferring students must provide proof of immunization to enroll in Flagler County Schools. To avoid the back-to-school rush, students can get the shots they need by visiting the Florida Department of Health in Flagler (DOH-Flagler) and its free immunization clinic starting next week.
July 09, 2019
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.
Bunnell, Fla. — The Florida Department of Health in Flagler (DOH-Flagler) is reminding residents to anticipate the rapidly approaching hurricane season by preparing during National Hurricane Preparedness Week May 5 to May 11.
Bunnell, Fla. - Across Florida, there are thousands of nurses with a passion and commitment to care for others in their greatest times of need. They are the compassionate faces at the bedside and the healing hands that work tirelessly to ensure that each patient, adult or child, receives safe, quality health care.
Bunnell, Fla. - With the increase in measles cases across the US, the Florida Department of Health (DOH-Flagler) in Flagler County is encouraging Floridians and visitors who have not been immunized to get vaccinated. Although measles was thought to be eradicated in the United States in 2000, the disease has reappeared in recent months in the form of outbreaks in several states. The Centers for Disease Control and Health Protection defines a measles outbreak as three or more cases. As of April 17, 2019, one measles case has been reported to the Florida Department of Health.
March 29, 2019
The Florida Department of Health in Flagler County (DOH-Flagler) joins the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in recognizing April as STD Awareness Month. According to the CDC, the number of sexually transmitted disease (STD) cases are at an all- time high, which means that people who are sexually active are also at risk for infection.
March 22, 2019
The Florida Department of Health in Flagler County (DOH-Flagler) recognizes the value in measuring health outcomes and today acknowledged the 2019 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.FLHealthCHARTS.com. 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.
March 07, 2019
The Florida Department of Health in Flagler (DOH-Flagler) is working with Flagler Schools to provide free vaccine to protect students in sixth grade from whooping cough. The vaccine, commonly referred to as Tdap, provides protection against tetanus (lockjaw), diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough). Florida Law requires that students entering seventh through twelfth grades receive this vaccine, unless the parents file a valid exemption.
February 05, 2019
February marks the beginning of American Heart Month, a federally designated month that reminds Americans to commit to a healthy lifestyle and improve the health of their hearts. By making lifestyle changes and eliminating their risk factors, Floridians can help fight heart disease, one of the deadliest diseases in the state and nation among both men and women.
December 19, 2018
Bunnell, Fla.— As part of its agreement with Flagler Schools, the Florida Department of Health in Flagler (DOH-Flagler) was contracted to provide flu shots to students and faculty at all schools in the district. Parental consent forms went home early in the school year, and over the past two weeks, 1,242 students received the vaccine at in-school clinics.
November 30, 2018
Bunnell, Fla.— As the Florida Department of Health in Flagler County unites with partners worldwide in observance of World AIDS Day on December 1, the department reaffirms its commitment to fighting the spread of HIV/AIDS in Florida and helping connect individuals who are positive with lifesaving treatment and services. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the observance of World AIDS Day, and the national theme is “Saving Lives through Leadership and Partnerships.”
November 15, 2018
Bunnell, Fla.—The Florida Department of Health in Flagler (DOH-Flagler) recognizes November as Diabetes Awareness Month, a month set aside every year to raise awareness about diabetes and promote the importance of taking steps to confront diabetes as a critical health issue. The theme for this year is The Family and Diabetes, strengthening the role of the family in the management, care, prevention, and education of diabetes.
November 06, 2018
Bunnell, Fla. - November is Diabetes Awareness Month and the Florida Department of Health in Flagler County (DOH-Flagler) is rolling out a new Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) program designed to change the lives of those facing this chronic disease.
Bunnell, Fla. – Dr. Stephen Bickel, medical director of the Florida Department of Health in Flagler County (DOH-Flagler) recently added “HIV Specialist” to his extensive list of medical credentials.
Bunnell, Fla.— Even though October and Breast Cancer Awareness Month is winding down, Flagler County's Department of Health works year-round to make sure more women in Flagler County are getting lifesaving screenings.
October 02, 2018
BUNNELL, FL – Based on recent reports from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the 2017/18 Flu season killed and hospitalized more people in the US last winter than any seasonal influenza in decades. The respiratory virus made millions of people sick and overwhelmed hospitals through the country. The CDC reported that influenza killed about 80,000 people last flu season, exceeding a previous record of 56,000 deaths.
September 25, 2018
Bunnell, Fla. - The Florida Department of Health and the World Heart Federation are proud to celebrate the 19th annual World Heart Day, which raises awareness about ways to keep your heart healthy and happy. This year’s theme is “My Heart, Your Heart,” an opportunity to celebrate and connect like-minded people while creating awareness about cardiovascular health.
September 14, 2018
BUNNELL, FL - September 18 is National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day, an annual event to spotlight the challenges an aging population faces regarding HIV prevention, testing, care and treatment.
September 07, 2018
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August 16, 2018
Bunnell, Fla. -- To improve the health of local moms and their newborn babies, the Florida Department of Health in Flagler County (DOH-Flagler) recently launched a program called Quit4Me.
BUNNELL, FL - The City of Bunnell was recognized as one of 46 Florida communities named 2018 Healthy Weight Community Champions. The recognition program highlights local government efforts to increase physical activity and improve nutrition as part of Healthiest Weight Florida.
August 06, 2018
BUNNELL - Building upon its positive partnership with Flagler Schools, the Florida Department of Health in Flagler County (DOH-Flagler) has expanded its free dental sealant program to a third elementary school, Wadsworth Elementary.
Bunnell, Fla. - Backpacks, lunch boxes, pens, pencils, and crayons. While picking up supplies for students, remember one of the most critical essentials – vaccinations.
June 22, 2018
Bunnell, Fla.—The Florida Department of Health in Flagler (DOH-Flagler) recognizes June 27 as National HIV Testing Day and will offer free HIV screenings that day in Bunnell.
Bunnell, Fla.— The Florida Department of Health in Flagler (DOH-Flagler) reminds residents and visitors that it is important to “Drain and Cover” now that the rainy season is here.
May 31, 2018 12:31:00
Bunnell, Fla. — The Florida Department of Health in Flagler (DOH-Flagler) is reminding residents to start preparing for hurricane season, which officially kicks off Friday, June 1.
Bunnell, Fla.—The Florida Department of Health recognizes May 6-May 12 as National Nurses Week, a time to honor the crucial role nurses play in keeping Florida’s residents and visitors healthy and safe.
Bunnell, Fla. - The Florida Department of Health in Flagler County, as part of the Northeast Florida Healthcare Coalition (NEFLHCC), helped deliver 76 Stop the Bleed kits to Flagler County Schools.
April 20, 2018
Bunnell, Fla. - The Florida Health Department of Flagler County, in partnership with the Florida Hospital Flagler, recently introduced a free breastfeeding support group for new mothers.
April 02, 2018
Bunnell, Fla. - The Florida Department of Health in Flagler County recognizes the value in measuring health outcomes and acknowledged the 2018 County Health Rankings & Roadmaps tool released by the University of Wisconsin and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
March 07, 2018
Bunnell, Fla.—Department of Health Flagler County has been recognized by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) for its ability to plan for, respond to, and recover from public health emergencies. DOH-Flagler demonstrated these capabilities by meeting the comprehensive preparedness benchmarks required by Project Public Health Ready (PPHR), a unique partnership between NACCHO and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
January 18, 2018
Bunnell, Fla.— In Florida and throughout the U.S., flu activity is on the rise. In Flagler, we are currently seeing moderate flu like symptoms that is actively increasing.
January 02, 2018
Bunnell, FLA - The Florida Department of Health in Flagler urges Florida residents to take precautions to stay healthy and safe during extreme cold weather. With wind chills forecasted as low as 25 degrees this week in many areas of the state, it is important to take extra precautions.