ADMINISTRATOR OF BRADFORD/UNION COUNTY HEALTH
Union County Message from Administrator
Thank you for visiting the Union County Health Department
website. We hope that this site provides you information that is useful and
timely. If you have any additional questions, concerns or suggestions, please
contact our office at 386-496-3211.
The Union County Health Department is proud to introduce
our new physician, Dr. Eugene Usow, a board certified family practice
physician. Dr. Usow was trained in Florida and has previously worked in private
practice and for a federally qualified health center. He is enthusiastic about
public health and making a difference in Union County. Call today to
schedule a time to see Dr. Usow.
The Union County Community Advisory Council will be meeting
in April to discuss the results of the latest Robert Wood Johnson/University of
Wisconsin county rankings results. Because Union County has been the 67th
county out of the 67 counties in Florida for the past two years, the initiatives
of this group continue to emphasize working in a collaborative manner to improve
the overall health of Union County.
The Tobacco Free Partnership of Union County is actively
working with community leaders, agencies and individuals including our SWAT
(Students Working Against Tobacco) youth to develop policies that limit tobacco
usage in community venues and reduce tobacco use among youth and adults. We are
very proud of our partnership and the tremendous strides made in the past three
years. We were recently awarded funding for an additional three years so our
efforts will continue.
Our medical services are now provided five days a week with
the addition of Anna Purkey, ARNP. Anna is a certified family practice nurse
practitioner and enjoys seeing children and families. We are continuing to work
to serve the medical needs of the people in Union County by providing all our
services five days a week.
The health department provides many services including
birth and death certificates, immunizations for adults and children, family
planning, environmental health, Healthy Start for soon to be Moms and new Moms
and their infants.
Call us today to find out how we can help you! We look
forward to working for you.
Winifred M. Holland, MPH, MA, LMHC