Healthiest Weight Florida
Currently, 36 percent of Floridians are at a
healthy weight, one quarter are obese and the rest are
overweight. If this trend continues, 60 percent of adult
Floridians will be obese by 2030, and six out of every ten
children will be overweight or obese by the time they
graduate from high school.
Weight challenge shortens lives, risks the livelihoods of
Florida’s families, and threatens our state’s economic
vitality. Just four chronic diseases related to excess
weight will cost an estimated $34 billion in Florida over
the next 16 years.
Healthiest Weight: Life Course Approach
(8.78MB; PDF) to learn more about how
to improve your health.
Eastern Equine Encephalitis
Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) is a rare but serious disease
caused by a virus and spread by infected mosquitoes. The disease most
commonly affects people and horses. Symptoms of EEE typically occur 4 to 10
days after a bite from an infected mosquito. Read more about
EEE. Learn how to
Drain & Cover to prevent mosquitoes from breeding and living around your
Department of Health in Escambia County’s (DOH-Escambia)
Fairfield Drive location sustained major damage in the April
2014 flood. The Health Department office on
Fairfield Drive is closed for repairs until further notice.
Relocation 2014 web page for more information.
following links for more information:
Florida Emergency Preparedness Guide
Hurricane and Severe Weather Information
Immediate Communicable Disease Reporting and Public Health Emergencies:
After hours, weekends or holidays:
protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through
integrated state, county, & community efforts.