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Healthy Baker Inc., is a 501c3 nonprofit organization in partnership with various community representatives. The Goal of this website is to stay connected with the community and encouraging them to lead a healthy and active lifestyle.
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Tallahassee – The Florida Department of Health is recognizing 125 years of public health in Florida. The state Legislature created the State Board of Health on February 20, 1889, in response to yellow fever epidemics in Jacksonville and other port cities. Dr. Joseph Yates Porter from Key West became Florida’s first State Health Officer. Yellow fever in Florida was eradicated in 1905.

Governor Rick Scott said, “For 125 years, Floridians have been serving their communities and working to keep our state healthy. Today’s celebration is a great reminder of the important work that the Department of Health does on behalf of Florida families every day. I am proud to thank Florida’s nearly 17,000 public health professionals today as we continue toward ensuring that all Floridians can lead healthy and safe lives.”

“Florida’s dramatic growth was made possible through public health efforts that controlled disease and improved environmental health,” said Dr. John Armstrong, State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health. “Just as Dr. Porter and colleagues saved Floridians from yellow fever over a century ago, we are committed to solving the top public health threat to Florida families now: weight challenge.”

The year-long celebration of 125 years of Florida Public Health was launched in Key West on February 3, where Dr. Armstrong joined Dr. Porter’s great-great granddaughter in a ceremonial wreath laying at Dr. Porter’s grave site. Throughout 2014, the Department will offer educational and health information opportunities. A resource featuring “Public Health Heroes” from all 67 counties will be released later this spring. During the week of April 7-11, the Department will further highlight the 125th Anniversary as part of National Public Health Week. In September 2014, the Department will unveil a full historical exhibit of Florida Public Health heritage at Florida’s Historic Capitol Museum in Tallahassee.

The Department invites Florida’s residents and visitors to join in recognizing 125 years of protecting, promoting and improving the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts. More information is available at

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Happy Anniversary Florida Public Health!
Today the Florida Department of Health is recognizing 125 years of Florida Public Health. The video recording from this morning’s 125th Anniversary recognition event is available here: (Due to technical difficulties at the host location, the audio is interrupted toward the end of the event.)

National Public Health Week

In 1995, former President William Jefferson Clinton proclaimed the first full week of April as National Public Health Week (NPHW). Each year since then, the public health community has celebrated this observance by focusing on an issue that is important to improving the public's health.

National Child Abuse Prevention Month

National Child Abuse Prevention Month is a time to acknowledge the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect, and to promote the social and emotional well-being of children and families.

National Alcohol Awareness Month

NCADD Alcohol Awareness Month, held every April, was founded by and has been sponsored by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD) since 1987 to increase public awareness and understanding aimed at reducing the stigma associated with alcoholism that too often prevents individuals and families from seeking help.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

National Sexual Assault Awareness Month is recognized in April. As the certified rape crisis center for Duval, Baker and Nassau Counties, the Women’s Center is planning awareness events throughout the month in each county. Below you will find the events that the Women’s Center of Jacksonville is participating in to raise awareness and funds to support survivors and put an end to sexual assault. Please join us, and help raise your voice against sexual violence.

Stress Awareness Month

Hello and welcome to the Official Website for Stress Awareness Month 2014. Stress Awareness Month has been held every April, since 1992. During this annual thirty day period, health care professionals and health promotion experts across the country will join forces to increase public awareness about both the causes and cures for our modern stress epidemic.

National STD’s/Family Planning Month

April marks the annual observance of STD Awareness Month. Individuals, health care providers, and community-based organizations are encouraged to bring a renewed sense of enthusiasm and focus to their STD awareness and prevention efforts throughout the month.

National Minority Health & Disparities Month

During April, we mark National Minority Health Month by raising awareness about the health disparities that continue to affect minority populations. This year's theme, Prevention is Power: Taking Action for Health Equity emphasizes the critical role of prevention in reducing health disparities.
Parents helping parents: A support group for care givers of children 3 and younger is available at the Baker County Health Department, please call for more information. 904-259-6291 ext. 2255.
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Baker County Health Department Abstinence Program

The Abstinence program at the Health Department, “Cool: Changing Our Own Lives”, is available to teach abstinence to 11-17 year olds. If your organization is interested in providing these rewarding, interactive and informational sessions, contact the Health Education Department at 259-6291 ext. 2248.

Tobacco Class

Tobacco Cessation class: Tobacco Cessation class will be held at the Baker County Health Department on Tuesday's beginning April 22nd - May 27th 5:30-7pm. The Class is free to anyone that is trying to quit using any form of tobacco products. Please call to register at 904-482-0189 or 904-653-5250.

Parenting Class

Classes are available for the parents of teens to learn how to talk to their teens about sex, drugs and dating, teen anger, positive life choices, empowering teens to build assets, transitions in adolescence and more. If you would like information about setting up a class with your organization, contact the Health Education Department at 259-6291 ext. 2248

CPR/First Aid

The Baker CHD offers CPR/First Aid classes through the American Safety and Health Institute. Classes are $45.00 for both and are offered each month for individual or businesses. Please call 259-6291 ext. 2353 to register.