Recently, our very own Dr. Daniela Chiriboga was interviewed on PGTV for National STI Awareness Month. She provided information on the problem in Polk County and how residents could stay safe.
The Florida Department of Health in Polk (FDOH-Polk), the Tobacco Free Partnership of Polk and local SWAT clubs are teaming up to celebrate Tobacco Free Florida Week by hosting several events in Polk County. Tobacco Free Florida Week, April 21-27, is an annual celebration that encourages residents to stop the use of tobacco products. Tobacco …View full post
Spring can bring unexpected severe weather to our area very quickly. Make sure you and your family are prepared. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has put together an excellent resource to help families be ready when “April’s showers” bring more than “May’s flowers”. Click here to find information on being prepared.View full post
A change in the Polk/Hardee Women, Infant and Children (WIC) program makes shopping for WIC foods easier than ever. The WIC program is now using an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) system which allows clients to purchase WIC eligible items at checkout with an electronic card, instead of using paper checks. “The WIC/EBT system is proving …View full post
The Florida Department of Health is recognizing 125 years of public health in Florida. The state Legislature created the State Board of Health on February 20, 1889, in response to yellow fever epidemics in Jacksonville and other port cities. Dr. Joseph Yates Porter from Key West became Florida’s first State Health Officer. Yellow fever in …View full post
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This disaster preparedness training is designed for Polk County home health care agencies and private caregivers. The training will provide information to assist with disaster preparedness decision making. Topics will include knowing whether to evacuate, shelter in place or go to public sheltering. In addition, the course will provide preparedness tips to better prepare clients for disasters.
Where: 2135 Marshall Edwards Drive Multi Media Room, Bartow, FL 33830
Please park in the fenced area.Enter through the main entrance, then go to the right, up the step and through the double doors.
Date: May 30, 2014
Time: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Seats are limited, participants need to register by May 30, 2014 in order to ensure enough handouts are available.
Registration Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CaregiverTraining
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Licensed practitioners needing to report a disease or condition to the Florida Department of Health in Polk County should contact the appropriate unit from the following list.
Epidemiology (863) 519-8300
Hepatitis (863) 519-8240
HIV / AIDS (863) 519-7900, ext. 11236
STD (863) 519-8722
TB (863) 965-6259
To report after normal business hours, call (863) 413-2620.
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