Communications, Health Education, and Nutrition
The Communications, Health Education, and Nutrition Division (CHEN)
educates and informs the public on a variety of health topics focused on
chronic disease and injury prevention. CHEN works with other Florida
Department of Health – Escambia County (FDOH–EC) divisions and programs
to deliver clear, consistent, and accurate health messages.
staff develops radio and billboard campaigns, health fair exhibits,
presentations for the public, and fact sheets on a variety of health topics.
Special emphasis is placed on obesity prevention through nutrition and physical
Registered dietitians work in schools, childcare centers and other community
settings to promote healthy eating choices.
The Women Infants and Children’s (WIC) Program
Nutrition counseling, meal planning, breastfeeding support, and food vouchers
for eligible pregnant women and children under age 5.
Choices Restaurants Program
it's partnership with select local restaurant owners, the FDOH-EC provides a
sensible solution to the increasing obesity rate in Escambia County: The Healthy
Choices Restaurant (HCR) Program. The HCR program encourages family dining in
restaurants that offer healthy choices to make the dining experience a healthy
Tobacco Free Escambia Program encourages behavior change through media and
marketing, group counseling, community presentations and activities. This
program incorporates tobacco use prevention initiatives, cessation, community
involvement and social norm change in their mission to move Escambia County
towards a healthier tobacco-free environment.
information about developing and implementing an employee wellness program where
serves as the main media contact for public health issues.
a framework upon which an integrated and comprehensive approach to monitoring,
assessing and improving the quality of work can be built. Our work encompasses
all aspects of Quality Improvement including state and local level measuring and
reporting, national accreditation, and strategic planning.
Location & Contact
Pensacola, FL 32501
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