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        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.

Read 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 home.

Fairfield Drive is Closed

Florida 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.

Visit DOH-Escambia's Flood Relocation 2014 web page for more information.

Make an Emergency Plan

Prepare. Plan. Stay Informed.


Visit the following links for more information:


Florida Emergency Preparedness Guide


Hurricane and Severe Weather Information


Immediate Communicable Disease Reporting and Public Health Emergencies:

Phone: 850-595-6683

Fax: 850-595-6268

After hours, weekends or holidays:



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