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Videos - 2011
- ACHIEVE (12/13/11)
- County Health Rankings for 2011 (4/22/11)
- Dental Sealant Program (5/19/11)
- Dieldrin Testing at State Lab (10/26/11)
- Drowning Prevention Billboards (9/9/11)
- Flu Shots 2010 (12/3/2010)
- Healthy Beaches Program (7/29/10)
- Healthy Smiles (2/15/11)
- Let's Move Volusia's Youth (7/12/11)
- Naegleria (12/8/11)
- Never Leave Your Child Alone Campaign (07/08/10)
- Pool Safety (6/20/11)
- Prescription Drug Abuse (12/8/11)
- Public Swimming Pool Inspections (07/29/10)
- Safe Drinking Water Act Program (3/11/11)
- Septic Tank Inspections (4/13/11)
- Sharps Disposal Program (4/18/11)
- Spotlight On DOH State Lab (10/26/11)
- Stay Safe at the Office (12/13/11)
- Venomous Snakes (6/20/11)
- Water Treatment Plant Tour (2/22/11)
- Water Safety Education (7/25/11)
- Well Testing (7/12/11)
- Wildfire Smoke Effects (7/12/11)
- Primary Amoebic Encephalitis or PAM Public Service Announcement source: Orange CHD (8/11/11)
- 2011- National Nutrition Month (4/21/11)
- Eat Fish, Choose Wisely (8/4/10)
- Rise and Shine It's Breakfast Time (12/13/10)
- Pool Safely - Introduction (9/17/10)
- Pool Safely, Step 1 - Supervision (9/17/10)
- Pool Safely, Step 2 - Fencing (9/17/10)
- Pool Safely, Step 3 - Pool & Spa Covers (9/17/10)
- Pool Safely, Step 4 - Alarms (9/17/10)
- Pool Safely, Step 5 - Safety Drain Covers (9/17/10)
- Pool Safely, Step 6 - Swimming Lessons (9/17/10)
- Pool Safely, Step 7 - Learning CPR (9/17/10)
Community Health Matters - 2011
Look around your neighborhood- are you seeing lots of places to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables- places to get plenty of exercise- and smoke free zones.
Whether it’s picking up a pile of discarded papers, closing a file cabinet drawer or replacing a faulty electrical cord, a safe environment is a productive environment.
Prescription drug abuse is a major problem in our society.
The Substance Abuse Task Force for Volusia and Flagler Counties hosted a news conference recently to announce the launch of a new, community-based initiative designed to help combat the prescription drug epidemic.
Stefany Strong has details in this segment of Community Health Matters.
The Volusia County Health Department reminds you to avoid swimming in ponds, lakes, and rivers when the water is warm because there is an increased risk of amoeba.
An amoeba infection could develop when these parasites enter the human body through the nose, making their way to the brain.
One role of public health is protecting drinking water.
Hundreds of thousands of new babies are born in Florida each year, but
what many Floridians do not realize is that each one of those babies
receives special testing within their first 48 hours of life called
It’s been a tragic swim season so far this summer with
Volusia County leading the state in toddler drowning deaths at eight.
Stefany Strong explains in this segment of Community Health Matters.
Please view this public service announcement about Naegleria fowleri
In an effort to provide water safety education to
community members, the Volusia Flagler Family YMCA is partnering with
the U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission’s Pool Safely campaign.
The Volusia County Health Department is currently
collecting samples from private drinking water wells in the Deland
Country Club Estates area - after a pesticide was detected in the water.
In Volusia County 10 percent of middle school students and 9
percent of high school students were obese compared to 11 percent statewide
according to 2009 statistics.
You may have noticed the strong smell of smoke--- or even
spotted it as Volusia County firefighters continue to battle multiple
wildfires burning throughout the area.
It has been estimated that 7,000–8,000 people per year
receive venomous snakebites in the United States, and about 5 of those
people die. The number of deaths would be much higher if people did not
seek medical care. If you are bitten by a venomous snake- you’ll need
the anti-venom to save your life.
Public Information Officer Stefany Strong reminds us that pool safety is everyone’s responsibility. It only takes a second for a small child to wander unsupervised outside- and before you know it- into the family pool.
The Volusia County Health Department and Volusia County Schools are
partnering to bring oral health care to local second graders. The school
based dental sealant program is possible because of a grant from the
Florida Department of Health.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation collaborated with the University
of Wisconsin Population Health Institute to develop and release County
Health Rankings for each state’s counties. These rankings provide
snapshots of community health for over 3,000 counties throughout the
country. In every state, people will be comparing how counties rank on
their health outcomes and health factors, based on a wide variety of
measures from mortality and quality of life to high school graduation
rates, unemployment rates, obesity rates, and air quality.
The Community Used Sharps Disposal Program is provided as a public service
to protect public health and provide a safe environment for citizens of
Volusia and Flagler Counties.
County Health Department is responsible for inspecting septic tanks in the
Whether you’re a tourist or a local resident- you’re
counting on Volusia County’s drinking water supply.
The Volusia County Health Department is responsible for
inspecting local public water systems to make sure they are in compliance
with state and federal laws.
Public Information Officer Stefany Strong explains the "A Healthy Smile for You and Your Family" campaign. The campaign targets women and children and promotes healthy smiles and good oral health care.
In this segment of Community Health Matters, we learn the importance of getting flu vaccinations.
Public Information Officer Stefany Strong takes us out to the beach to follow Environmental Health Specialist, Eric Maday - for today’s water sampling run.
Public Information Officer Stefany Strong takes us out to a local public swimming pool to follow Environmental Health Specialist, Suzanne Grubbs - for a swimming pool inspection.
Public Information Officer Stefany Strong takes us to a safety demonstration by the Daytona Beach Fire Department that shows you first hand what goes on during a child heat related rescue call.
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